Approved Operational Use Declaration - South Australia


You will need a site-specific approved operational use declaration if you intend to operationally use waste or other related matter in landfill in a way not already specified in the Approved Operational Use Standard.

Waste includes:

  • any discarded, dumped, rejected, abandoned, unwanted or surplus matter
  • any other matters declared by legislation, or relevant policy.

Examples of operational uses include:

  • construction or maintenance of internal roads
  • interim cover of landfill
  • final capping of landfill cells
  • landscaping and mulching.

A waste levy is payable in respect of unapproved operational use and unauthorised stockpiling at landfills.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must demonstrate that the operational use is:

  • necessary for an operational or environmental management purpose
  • related to a suitable type of waste.


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Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority

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