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Major relevant legislation is contained within:

Guide to drafting waste local laws
- The Guide to drafting waste local laws is intended to provide general guidance to local government. It is for use by local governments and the Western Australian Local Government Association.

Fact sheet: Assessing whether material is waste
-This fact sheet provides information to industry on matters relevant to determining whether material is waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the Waste Avoidance Resource Recovery Act 2007 and their associated regulations.

Fact sheet: - amendments to the Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 - clean fill and uncontaminated fill
- This fact sheet provides information on clean fill and uncontaminated fill in accordance with the amended Environmental Protection Regulations 1987 and the revised Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (amended 2019).

Waste Authority

The Waste Authority's website has information on the Authority, the Waste Strategy and programs. 


Solutions for waste management in regional and remote Australia: A compilation of case studies

- The National Waste Policy's Regional and Remote Australia Working Group has developed a compilation of case studies that showcase a range of waste management solutions undertaken in small communities or larger regional centres across Australia.

The case studies are available on the COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water website.

Landfills – levy calculation and recordkeeping