Protecting our biodiversity, borders and ecosystems from biological threats is imperative for Australia’s people, industries and environment. Biosecurity legislation is complex and constantly evolving, making it difficult for businesses to meet their obligations. SUEZ offers effective and comprehensive biosecurity waste management solutions for our customers.
The creation of the Biosecurity Act 2015 delivered some critical changes to the regulation of biosecurity waste across the nation.
Biosecurity waste was previously known as quarantine waste and was administered by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) under the Quarantine Act 1908.
The Biosecurity Act 2015 replaced the Quarantine Act in 2016, laying out new requirements, legislation and obligations for the handling, storage, preparation and transportation of biosecurity waste. Managed by the Department of Agriculture and Resources, it constitutes a cohesive national approach to managing biosecurity waste in partnership with State and Territory governments.
Up to the challenge
Equipped and ready to solve your biosecurity waste challenges
With extensive expertise and the right licencing and equipment, SUEZ offers flexible and tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each customer and site.
Licensed to lead
We’re fully licensed to meet all your biosecurity waste needs. We work closely with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the relevant state authorities to ensure we’re always across the latest requirements and threats, helping you to meet your regulatory obligations.
Once you have prepared your waste and gained the relevant biosecurity and environmental authority approvals, we work side by side with you to appropriately classify your waste. We then transport it to an approved biosecurity treatment or disposal site to be safely processed. Please note that 48 hours’ notice is required for biosecurity waste services.
Our specialised equipment for biosecurity waste includes licensed vacuum tankers to pump large volumes of biosecurity waste from tanks, pits and 205-litre drums, mobile garbage bins and open skip bins of varying sizes, and refrigerated and non-refrigerated waste compactors.