Biosecurity waste is a highly regulated waste stream, where items that are quarantined may be marked for treatment (afterwards allowed in the country) or may be deemed contraband.
Quarantine waste is another waste stream that belongs to the biosecurity waste category. This refers particularly to goods seized during quarantine inspections, which pose a risk to Australia’s vital biosystems. It also includes any items that are exposed to or come into contact with biosecurity waste, which are required to be confiscated for the same reasons.What is defined as quarantine waste may differ slightly according to specific state legislation.
Quarantine waste can be any product that has come into Australia or New Zealand from overseas and is deemed unsuitable for entry into Australia without prior treatment. If not treated correctly, biosecurity waste has the potential to cause environmental damage.
As per the Department Of Australian Water Resources, biosecurity waste materials must be managed correctly, for the safety and biodiversity of our ecological systems; to protect vulnerable species of plant flora and fauna. This may include material used to pack or stabilise cargo, food waste from overseas vessels, imported goods which cannot meet import conditions, by-products from treatment of imported goods; and items seized during quarantine inspections.
It is important to segregate quarantine waste from other waste streams as any contamination with quarantine waste will need to be disposed of in a more controlled manner.We provide integrated solutions for the collection, transportation and destruction of quarantine waste.
Our compliant solutions and highly trained and experienced personnel, means you can trust that the quarantine waste is being managed safely and comprehensively, in compliance with legislative requirements. .Atlas range of bins and containers ensure safe handling of quarantine waste by your staff and during transportation and disposal.
Our team provides tracking and documentation to ensure compliance with all regulations.
Contact us today to request a quote or learn more about Atlas’s quarantine waste services.