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Recovered Soil

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is developing a new order and exemption for recovered soil.

New Recovered Soil Order and Exemption

We are seeking feedback on the conditions of a new Recovered Soil Order and Exemption. Have a read and tell us what you think.

The Recovered Soil Order and Exemption is being proposed to facilitate the reuse of processed excavated material, which may include the processing of soil. It can be reused for earthworks and as engineering fill. The order and exemption contain certain regulatory requirements that must be met by suppliers and users of the material.

We are seeking feedback from the community, licensees, consultants, local councils, waste and industry associations before finalising the orders and exemptions.

Your views on the elements proposed in the Recovered Soil Order and Exemption are highly valued and will inform the final Order and Exemption.



  • Question 1

    Are the conditions understood?

  • Question 2

    Do they provide clarity regarding the definition of recovered soil?

  • Question 3

    Are they representative of recovered soil generation and reuse?

Have your say

Public consultation on the Recovered Soil Order and Exemption is now open.

Please provide feedback by email, send your submission to waste.exemptions@epa.nsw.gov.au


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