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Liquid & Hazardous Wastes Operators

The Liquid and Hazardous Waste Operators Certification Council was established in 2007, as a direct result of the need for greater accountability within the industry, and to oversee the Liquid and Hazardous Wastes Code of Practice Compliancy Programme and the accompanying audit process.

The objectives of the Liquid and Hazardous Waste Operators Certification Council Code Compliancy Programme are:
  • To give consumers confidence in Liquid and Hazardous Waste Operators services and service advertising; and
  • To promote and manage best industry practices across all operators at all levels within the industry.

The programme has the support of many territorial and regional councils throughout New Zealand.

The Liquid and Hazardous Wastes Code of Practice (the Code) was originally published in 2003 and revised in 2012. The Code was developed to improve the operating standard within the liquid and hazardous waste industry, and create a minimum standard to which all operators are required to comply. The aim of the Certification Council and the Code is to promote good practice across all levels of the industry.

To achieve code compliancy operators are audited every three years, against the standards set in the Liquid and Hazardous Wastes Code of Practice, and agree to the requirements set out in the Liquid and Hazardous Wastes Operators Code Compliancy Programme.

Click here to access the Liquid and Hazardous Wastes Code of Practice.

Click here to access the Liquid and Hazardous Wastes Operators Handbook.

To maintain Code Compliancy a company MUST use WasteTRACK to track all wastes carried by the company and (if relevant) disposed of into their treatment plant. To participate in the Certification Council and receive other NZTIWF support and services, businesses need to be NZTIWF members and be a Code Compliant company.

To become Code Compliant, contact compliance@liquidsystems.co.nz to arrange for the application form and agreement to be sent to you. Once the application process has been completed and the company is a financial member of NZTIWF they will be contacted by the auditor to arrange a suitable audit date.