Any item deemed unsuitable to enter Australia without prior treatment due to the risk of potential biological threat can be classified as biosecurity waste.
In Australia, a wide range of items are considered as biosecurity waste, such as:
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.
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.