Activities involving hazardous waste are more tightly regulated than those involving inert or non-hazardous waste. Besides the general waste management controls, eg duty of care, there are many provisions specific to hazardous waste, governing its classification, storage, handling, transport, treatment and disposal. Waste producers must complete a hazardous waste consignment note when sending waste for treatment or disposal. This duty will cease when the new Digital Waste Tracking system goes live in 2025.

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