Who completes the waste estimate?
The project waste estimate should be completed by the person who has the best information on how the project will be carried out, what resources will be consumed and what options there are for waste management. This person can vary depending on the project and what other reports are required to be completed.
Is a waste estimate mandatory?
A project waste estimate is mandatory where a Review of Environmental Factors is required or if the project is required to undergo a formal ISC Rating. A waste estimate must be submitted to Transport and Main Roads via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who completes the actual waste report?
The construction or maintenance Contractor completes the actual waste quantities in the Waste 2 Resource calculator and submits the record to Transport and Main Roads via email@example.com with a copy to the Contract Administrator at practical completion.
Are actual waste reports mandatory?
It is mandatory for contracts with MRTS51 Environmental Management specification to provide an actual waste report in the form of a completed Waste 2 Resource calculator prior to practical completion.
What if the estimate does not reflect my project?
The estimate is based on the departments previous waste reporting data. It is a generalised calculation to provide an indicative quantity of waste by stream. Projects are encouraged to review the calculated waste estimate to verify the quantities in relation to the scale and scope of the relevant project. Where a better estimate can be made or is available, the user should override the values in the ESTIMATE-output tab of the calculator and include a comment about why the value was overridden and what the new estimate was based on in the "Override Comment" field.
Can the calculator be used for annual routine maintenance contracts?
Yes, the Waste 2 Resource calculator may be used to estimate waste quantities for an annual Routine Maintenance Contract. For 2020–2021, it is not mandatory for routine maintenance Contractors to estimate and report actual wastes to the department via the calculator.
Who completes the Waste Disposal Statement?
Contractors, Subcontractors and Waste Transport Operators can completed the Waste Disposal Statement when disposing waste at a waste disposal site facilities as per the provisions under the Queensland Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 (WRR Act).
Is use of the Waste Disposal Statement mandatory?
No, it is not mandatory to use the statement. Contractor's may have their own method for recording and advising Waste Disposal Site Operators of the content of the load transported to landfill.
Do I need to retain records of Waste Disposal Statements?
No, the purpose of the statement is to provide information to the Waste Disposal Site Operator and therefore, the completed form is passed to the operator when the waste is disposed.
Can use of the Waste Disposal Statement save money?
Potentially. Waste Disposal Operators charge gate fees dependent on the contents of the waste load. If a load contains exempt waste, documentation of this in the Waste Disposal Statement may assist the Waste Disposal Site Operator to apply a fee reduction, if applicable. This is at the discretion of the Waste Disposal Site Operator.