Commercial Waste Industry Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this code if you collect waste for commercial purposes. The code outlines a range of requirements for businesses operating within the commercial waste industry including the minimum standards and requirements for:

  • Operating hours;
  • Equipment operation and maintenance;
  • Handling complaints; and
  • Record keeping.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Commercial Waste Industry Code of Practice - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1997 ACT

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Environment Protection Authority


Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 1923