You will require this licence if you intend to transport bulk controlled waste or a packaged controlled waste on a road in Western Australia. Controlled waste refers to waste that is produced by, or as a result of:
- An industrial or commercial activity;
- A medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or other related activity;
- Activities carried out on or at a laboratory; or
- An apparatus for the treatment of sewage.
Controlled waste includes sewage, chemicals, asbestos, tyres, and food processing waste. Packaged controlled waste is a controlled waste transported in a container. Bulk controlled waste includes all liquids that are transported in a bulk tanker.
To apply for this licence as an individual, organisation or business you must also be licensed as a Controlled Waste Carrier. Each individual driver engaged by a carrier must also be licensed as a Controlled Waste Driver.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Hold a controlled waste carrier licence;
- Provide a certified tank integrity certificate;
- Attach a copy of your tank spill management plan;
- Provide a copy of the current vehicle registration papers;
- Complete the relevant application form; and
- Submit the required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
1, 3 or 5 years, as specified on the licence.
One year $225; Three years $345; Five years $465.
One year $60; Three years $180; Five years $300.
Department of Environment Regulation
Environmental Protection Act 1986 (Western Australia)
Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 (Western Australia)
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