Quarantine waste is 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.
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.
International vessels, aircraft, persons and goods arriving into the country present pathways for pests and diseases to enter which is a risk to human health and the environment. Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, any wastes identified as having a biosecurity risk must be managed in accordance under strict quarantine requirements.
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.
How do we handle quarantine waste?
Veolia has proven capability in the management of quarantine waste. We provide integrated solutions for the collection, storage, transportation and destruction of quarantine waste.
Our fast and 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. .
Our range of bins and containers ensure safe handling of quarantine waste by your staff and during transportation and disposal. Our network of waste fleet ensures we collect and dispose your waste in a safe and compliant manner. Our team provides tracking and documentation to ensure compliance with all regulations.
The waste stream is taken to our thermal destruction facility and processed through an automatically controlled waste feed that ensures efficient combustion and complete destruction. Quarantines waste is moved to the furnace in sealed containers inside a locked van. The waste is exposed to a chamber temperature of 1000 degrees Celsius, and the emissions are controlled to surpass European Standards, which exceed current Australian standards. The containers are decontaminated using an automated process.
Why choose Veolia for your quarantine waste?
The safe and effective handling of quarantine waste requires experience, care and attention to detail. Veolia has a dedicated team committed to providing a professional service to all clients. Our quarantine waste service includes;
- Supply and collection of compliant containers for the safe storage and collection
- Compliant collection, transport and destruction
- Full reporting for regulatory requirements
- Frequency of waste collection can be tailored to suit your requirements.
We adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance to regulations, so you can trust that your waste is being managed responsibly.
Contact us today to request a quote or learn more about Veolia’s quarantine waste services.