You will need this licence if you intend to transport bulk controlled waste and or packaged controlled waste on a road in Western Australia. Bulk controlled waste is a controlled waste that is transported in a tank. Packaged controlled waste is a controlled waste transported in a container. Controlled waste is all waste produced by:
- an industrial or commercial activity
- a medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or other related activity
- activities carried out on or at a laboratory
- an apparatus for the treatment of sewage.
Controlled waste includes sewage, chemicals, asbestos, tyres and food processing waste.
Individual drivers transporting bulk controlled waste will need to apply for a driver's licence. The owner of tanks transporting bulk controlled waste must apply for a separate controlled waste licence for each tank.