The Waste Authority is the statutory body responsible developing and implementing the long term waste strategy for WA. The Waste Authority is funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. The Department of Environment Regulation provides executive, administrative and contract management support to the Authority.
The Department of Environment Regulation is the lead agency in WA for waste management DER focuses on environmental regulation, approvals and appeals processes, and pollution prevention. Currently DER is going through a substantial regulatory reform process which aims to increase the transparency and consistency of DER’s approach to regulation.