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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. Ace Waste provides waste services that safely destroy these materials in totality, ensuring that they can’t be released back into the wider environment. 

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What is...

  • Biosecurity
    Waste (Overview)

    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 (see below). What is defined as quarantine waste may differ slightly according to specific state legislation.

    However, biosecurity waste is typically known to include (at least in a broad sense) timber, plastics, pallets, food items (including scraps and seeds) and other related items as well all kinds of plants/plant by-products and animal/animal by-products. 


  • Quarantine

    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.

    This waste stream may include a variety of categorisations including live animals, food and drink items and weapons such as automatic knives and daggers. For a more comprehensive list you can visit the relevant Australian Government webpage. 



  • Shipping

    As a more specific and location-based type of biosecurity waste, shipping waste can comprise quarantine and contraband waste but is that which is dealt with as a result of shipping operations.

    Ace Waste deals directly with the disposal of waste from vessels and shipping facilities. Waste items include all freight items and the packaging and other apparatus they arrive in, eg. pallets, shipping containers etc. This goes right down to the refuse and remnants from overseas vessel holds.

Safe and Sustainable Biosecurity Waste disposal

  • Approved biosecurity waste destruction method

    Approved biosecurity waste destruction method

    Ace Waste transports biosecurity waste in licenced vehicles to our high-temperature incineration plant. High-temperature incineration is the approved method for the destruction of biosecurity waste in Australia.

  • Managing risks to Australia’s biosecurity

    Managing risks to Australia’s biosecurity

    Ace Waste’s collection, transport and disposal procedures in removing biosecurity waste (often direct from shipping vessels and other first -point-of-contact areas) are devised and implemented to mitigate any potential biosecurity risks from the outset.

  • No remnants of pests or hazardous foreign materials

    No remnants of pests or hazardous foreign materials

    Ace Waste works extensively with the shipping to offload biosecurity waste directly from vessels into 240 litre containers. The timely collection and disposal of biosecurity waste ensures that no remnants of exotic pests or hazardous foreign materials reach Australian soil.

  • Fully licensed personnel

    Fully licensed personnel

    Ace Waste is accredited by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) for the safe and compliant disposal of biosecurity waste. Our staff are fully qualified and receive specialist training in order to handle, treat and dispose of quarantine and biosecurity waste.

  • Transparent and trackable

    Transparent and trackable

    Using our patented Ace Waste Live ™ Tracking System, you can track the transfer and disposal process of your waste in real-time. Know where and how your waste is being disposed of to give you more control over your business systems and reporting. It’s a far superior way of managing your waste.

  • Who We Service

    • Import/Export Authorities
    • Food processing Plants/Facilities
    • Shipping/Ports
    • International/Domestic Airports
    • Commercial and Industrial Entities
    • Laboratories
    • Academic Institutions

How Does it Work?

  • Step 1


    Call us or email us and one of our representatives will discuss your requirements and send through a quote.

  • Step 2

    Ace Waste Provides Waste Containers

    Once an agreement has been finalised we will provide you with your required waste containers.

  • Step 3

    Service and Exchange

    The frequency of our waste collection will depend on your individual needs and usage. We discuss this with you before we set up an optimised schedule to pick up your containers and provide you with replacement containers.

  • Step 4


    We load all your waste, including your containers, into our on-site primary chamber. Incinerated at temperatures between 1000° Celsius and 1150° Celsius, complete destruction of your waste is assured.

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