Approved Management Method for Clinical and Related Waste - Tasmania


You must comply with this code if you are involved in waste:

  • classification
  • segregation
  • safe packaging
  • labelling
  • storage
  • transport and disposal of clinical and related wastes.

The clinical and related waste stream includes discarded sharps, infectious or potentially infectious waste, cytotoxic drugs, chemical, pharmaceutical and radioactive materials, and animal tissue or carcasses used in research.

These wastes have the potential to cause infection, injury, chemical contamination, odour or visual offence and require special management.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Management and Pollution Control (Waste Management) Regulations 2020 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Waste Management Section

Environment Protection Authority

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1550
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Website: Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)