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Waste Classification

EnviroX is able to provide soil testing to classify soil material (waste) into one of 6 categories depending on contaminants and at what concentrations they are found in within the waste matrix. If you have generated material within your site (generally through excavation works) this material is legally required to be tested and classified prior to it leaving site and being sent to an appropriately licensed landfill as they will not be able to accept unclassified waste. All of EnviroX’s waste classification reports are in accordance with NSW EPA requirements and the NSW DECCW Waste Classification Guidelines.

The following six classes of waste are defined in clause 49 of Schedule 1 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act):

  • Special waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Restricted solid waste
  • General solid waste (putrescible)
  • General solid waste (non-putrescible).

Refer to the following link for details on the different types of classifications


Conducting the correct testing can be crucial as incorrect sampling and reporting can lead to unnecessary charges at the licensed landfill site, waste material not being accepted due to miss information within the report and incorrect classification leading to increased costs. EnviroX’s consultants have years of experience with Waste and Soil Classifications to ensure the most cost-effective solution is passed on to our clients and that there will be no issues when taking the material to the appropriate landfill due to sampling or reporting.

Many exemptions also exist where the waste material to leave site is not required to be classified but can fall into an exemption (substantially reducing the costs of removal). Some exemptions include:

  • Excavated Natural Material exemption 2014
  • Recovered aggregate 2014
  • Recovered railway ballast 2014
  • Recovered plasterboard exemption 2014
  • The continuous process recovered fines exemption 2014

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