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Stakeholder workshops: Recovered Fines and Soils Orders and Exemptions

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Environment Protection Authority, New South Wales will meet with industry stakeholders to discuss proposed changes to the Recovered Fines and Soils Orders and Exemptions.

Eight virtual workshops will be held between 25 March and 4 April 2022. Registrations are open to waste associations, licensed waste facilities, skip bin operators, landscapers and construction industry, laboratories, consultants and government.

In December 2021 the EPA created draft standards for how building material and soils from construction can be used. The proposed changes recognise that good quality soil excavated from construction sites is a valuable commodity and seek to ensure that the way materials are reused is safe.

The new draft Recovered Soil and Recovered Fines orders and exemptions were released for industry consultation in early February with information sessions to help explain the new orders. In response to feedback, EPA will meet with industry stakeholders to discuss the implications for businesses and to understand the potential actions and mitigations required and how long the necessary changes are expected to take.

Workshops will be capped at 20 participants. To attend a workshop, visit:

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