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BIOSECURITY WASTE DISPOSAL

Sometimes referred to as quarantine waste, biosecurity waste materials are those materials that threaten the economy and environment of Australia; If not treated correctly, biosecurity waste has the potential to cause serious damage to the environment.

According to the DAWR (Department Of Australian Water Resources), biosecurity waste materials must be managed correctly, for the safety and biodiversity of our ecological systems. This helps protect our vulnerable species of plants, flora, and fauna.

Ace Waste is fully accredited for the safe and compliant disposal of biosecurity waste. We provide waste disposal services to safely destroy biosecurity waste, quarantine wastes, and other shipping waste materials in totality. This ensures that they can’t be released back into the wider environment.

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Biosecurity waste is a highly regulated waste stream. Many items of which are quarantined and may be marked for treatment (and afterwards allowed in the country) or may be deemed contraband.

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
  • all kinds of plants/plant by-products
  • all kinds of animal/animal by-products.

Ace Waste has the capability and capacity to handle any biosecurity waste disposal you need.

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  • Quarantine waste

    Quarantine waste is a waste stream that belongs with the biosecurity waste category. This refers particularly to goods seized during quarantine inspections, which pose a risk to Australia’s vital biosystems. But 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 waste

    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.

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Approved biosecurity waste destruction method

Ace Waste transports biosecurity waste in licenced vehicles to our high-temperature incineration plant.

Our high-temperature incineration is the approved method for the destruction of biosecurity waste in Australia.

Fully licensed biosecurity waste disposal team

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.

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

Ace Waste works extensively with the shipping companies to offload biosecurity waste directly from vessels into 240-litre containers.

The timely collection and disposal of biosecurity waste ensure that no remnants of exotic pests or hazardous foreign materials reach Australian soil.

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.

Industries we work with for Biosecurity Waste Disposal

International/Domestic Airports

Shipping/Ports

Commercial Entities

Import/Export Government Authorities

Industrial Entities

Food processing Plants/Facilities

Laboratories

Academic Institutions

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