Summary of changes to penalty infringement notices (PINs) relating to the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011

    Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011

    Increased PINs
    Section Offence description Individual Corporation
    Previous penalty unit Increased penalty unit Previous penalty unit Increased penalty unit
    52(2) Requirements concerning the submission of waste data returns N/A - new individual PIN   30 50
    104(1) Requirements concerning illegal dumping of waste provision (a)
    (a) if the offence involves depositing a volume of less than 2500L of waste—400 penalty units; or
    (b) otherwise—1000 penalty units.
    16 N/A - no change 30 50
    104(1) Requirements concerning illegal dumping of waste provision (b)
    (a) if the offence involves depositing a volume of less than 2500L of waste—400 penalty units; or
    (b) otherwise—1000 penalty units.
    20 N/A - no change 64 75
    110(5) Requirements concerning advice to the chief executive about placing or attaching documents N/A - new individual PIN   4 10
    111(5) Requirements as to advising the chief executive about delivering or distributing advertising material N/A - new individual PIN   4 10
    112(2) Requirements concerning avoiding accumulations of waste N/A - new individual PIN   10 25
    112(3) Requirement that if in the delivery of any of the advertising material to any premises, a person contravenes the unlawful delivery provision or the secure delivery provision, the responsible entity must, if directed by the chief executive to do so, collect the material from the premises within the period directed by the chief executive. N/A - new individual PIN   10 25
    152(2) Requirements concerning reporting of entity obligation N/A - new individual PIN   10 25
    167 Obligation to comply with conditions of approval 5 20 20 100
    251 Requirement for a person to comply with a compliance notice (a)
    (a) if notice re contravention of s107(1), 108, or 109(1) or (2)—40 penalty units; or (b) if notice re contravention of s43(3) or (4)—200 penalty units; or (c) otherwise—300 penalty units.
    2 3 4 10
    New PINs
    Section Offence description New penalty unit for individual New penalty unit for corporation
    52(2) Requirements concerning the submission of waste data returns 10 N/A - existing PIN being increased
    110(5) Requirements concerning advice to the chief executive about placing or attaching documents 3 N/A - existing PIN being increased
    111(5) Requirements as to advising the chief executive about delivering or distributing advertising material 3 N/A - existing PIN being increased
    112(2) Requirements concerning avoiding accumulations of waste 5 N/A - existing PIN being increased
    112(3) Requirement that if in the delivery of any of the advertising material to any premises, a person contravenes the unlawful delivery provision or the secure delivery provision, the responsible entity must, if directed by the chief executive to do so, collect the material from the premises within the period directed by the chief executive. 5 N/A - existing PIN being increased
    152(2) Requirements concerning reporting of entity obligation 5 N/A - previous PIN being increased

    Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011

    These PINs increased from 1 January 2015 in accordance with the repeal of the Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Regulation 2000 and amendment of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 and Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2001 as a result of the Environment Legislation Amendment and Repeal Regulation (No. 1) 2014.

    Increased PINs
    Section Offence description Individual Corporation
    Pre-1 Jan 2015 penalty unit Increased penalty unit Pre-1 Jan 2015 penalty unit Increased penalty unit
    41X(1) Requirements for segregation of waste 1 2 1 5
    41Y(2) Requirements for design of waste containers 2 N/A - no change 2 5
    41ZA(2) Obligation of person to dispose of sharps  in prescribed containers 2 N/A - no change 2 5
    41ZB Requirements for storage area of clinical or related waste 2 N/A - no change 2 5
    41ZD Failure to ensure treatment and disposal of clinical waste 2 N/A - no change 2 5
    41ZL(1) Obligations of the person to give notice to the administering authority within 3 months in the prescribed way 1 N/A - no change 1 2
    41ZL(2) Obligation of person to give further notice to the administering authority of further changes 1 N/A - no change 1 2
    41ZM(1) Obligations of a person to keep emergency plans up to date 1/2 1 1/2 2