Extractive Waste Management

Extractive waste means waste from the extractive industries, which is waste resulting from the prospecting, extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources.

Waste is defined in section 4 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, as any substance or object which the holder discards or is required to discard. Please note that there will be circumstances where the material is not waste and, if this is the case, the Regulations will not apply to that material - the intention to discard is the triggering factor.

What is extractive industries?

Extractive industries means all establishments and undertakings engaged in surface or underground extraction of mineral resources for commercial purposes, including extraction by drilling boreholes, or treatment of the extracted material.

Visit the Environmental Protection Agency website for further information.