Landfill Licensing

Certain industries with a significant potential to pollute the environment, including landfills, must hold a Works Approval (for construction) and a Licence or Registration (for operation) under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.

Licences and Works Approvals are issued with legally binding conditions that apply to specific premises, including landfills, and are intended to prevent or minimise this potential for pollution.

Registrations are issued to premises that are managed through industry-generic Regulations and Codes of Practice. Further information on the Department of Environment's industry licensing function is available from the licensing section of their web site.