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The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation called for public comments on potential waste legislation reforms in Western Australia. 

We asked for feedback on our issues paper Waste not, want not: valuing waste as a resource.

The issues paper outlines possible reforms to support use of waste-derived materials and encourage the use of fit-for-purpose waste-derived materials and WA's move to a circular economy.

The reforms aim to provide greater certainty about when waste-derived materials will cease to trigger licensing and levy obligations.

Consultation on this issues paper is closed

The consultation period ran from Wednesday, 12 June to Wednesday, 4 September 2019 (12 weeks). 

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s response to comments on the issues paper is provided in the Consultation summary report.

The department thanks all respondents to this consultation.

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In 2020, the department will provide the public with opportunity to comment on the preferred legislative approach.

If you provided feedback on the issues paper, you will be notified of the opening of this consultation.

Please advise us if you wish to be added to the notification list by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please direct any queries relating to the legislative framework for waste-derived materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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