Safe and reliable management of a diversity of biosecurity waste
Biosecurity waste comes in many forms
In Australia, a wide range of items are considered as biosecurity waste, such as:
- packing materials
- human, animal or plant waste
- galley, food and other waste from overseas vessels
- refuse or sweepings from overseas vessel holds
- pallets infected by exotic pests
- imported pig meat
- putrescible waste and leachate
- other waste or material that comes into contact with biosecurity waste
- Department of Agriculture and Water Resources airport amnesty bin contents, and
- articles that have been seized by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and/or not collected by clients.
Meeting your biosecurity obligations
The changing face of biosecurity in Australia
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.
Equipped and ready to solve your biosecurity waste challenges
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Please note that 48 hours’ notice is required for biosecurity waste services.