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Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022



Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022

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Northern Territory waste management strategy for 2015-2022


Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority


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This Strategy provides a basis for understanding and improving the management of waste across the Northern Territory (the Territory) to reduce the generation of waste, increase rates of resource recovery and to minimise environmental impacts caused by waste. It provides an overarching summary of the waste management issues currently being faced in the Territory.


Bibliography pages 17-18

Table of contents

Purpose -- Management issues -- Objectives -- Management actions -- Background -- Conclusions on waste management for the Territory -- Further reading -- Summary of NT EPA management actions -- Appendix A: Key waste and resource recovery principles -- Appendix B: Policy and legislation.




Hazardous wastes -- Northern Territory -- Management; Refuse and refuse disposal -- Northern Territory -- Management; Recycling (Waste, etc) -- Government Policy -- Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Government

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24 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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21 Waste Management Strategy for the Northern Territory 20152022 Improve waste data collection, monitoring and analysis 31. identify waste facilities that are not reporting waste data and develop an approach for capturing essential data from these sites; 32. develop an improved system for recording and interpreting waste data required to be collected by the NT EPA; 33. continue to participate and assist in the development of nationally consistent waste classification systems; 34. prioritise targeted waste streams for an audit and compliance program, to ensure a complete tracking pathway from source to destination; 35. assist industry to identify business opportunities where demand for waste treatment facilities is not being met; 36. ensure relevant Government and Council agencies have access to waste data as required to inform strategic planning; and 37. undertake an analysis of NT waste streams based on available data. Improve the regulatory framework To improve the regulatory framework for waste management across the Territory, the NT EPA: 38. is conducting a review of the WMPC Act and the Litter Act. This will provide the public, industry, government and local government with a discussion paper examining the deficiencies and strengths of the Acts in providing soundly managed waste issues; and 39. will assess the waste-related components of other legislation administered by the NT EPA to determine their relevance and effectiveness as tools to improve waste management practices in the Territory. Reporting and Public Reviews To maintain transparency and ongoing improvements in waste management outcomes in the Northern Territory, the NT EPA will: 40. Provide an update on progress in implementing each of this Strategys management actions in its annual report; and 41. Review the Strategy, and as appropriate, renew its content, within five years.

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