Schedule X

Department of the Environment and Heritage

About Schedule X

A small percentage of hazardous waste has been regarded for a long time as intractable, or difficult to safely dispose of, without special technologies and facilities. These wastes are known as scheduled wastes. To ensure adequate protection of human health and the environment, Australian governments have agreed to implement a national approach to the management of scheduled wastes. The agreed list of scheduled wastes includes polychlorinated biphenyls, hexachlorobenzene, and organochlorine pesticides. The list is known as schedule X.

Schedule X
Hexachlorobenzene Benzene, hexachloro- Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) 118741
Organochlorine pesticides and germicides Aldrin= 1,2,3,4,10-10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-endo, exodimethanonaphthalene 309002
  Benzene, pentachloro-nitro Pentachloronitrobenzene 82688
  alpha-BHC   319846
  beta-BHC   319857
  gamma-BHC Hexachlorocyclohexane (gamma isomer) (Lindane) 58899
  delta-BHC   319868
  Chlordane 1,2,4,5, 6,7,8,8-octachloro- 3a,4, 7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methanoindan 57749
  Dieldrin 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-6,7-epoxy-1,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-endo, exo-1,4: 5,8-dimenthanonaphthalene 60571
  DDD 4,4'-DDD, Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (TDE) 72548
  DDE 4,4'-DDE 72559
  DDT 4.4'-DDT Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane 50293
  Endrin 1,2,3,4,10,10-Hexachloro-6,6,7-epoxy-1,4,4a,5,6,7,8, 8a-octahydro-endo, endo-1,4: 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene 60571
  Heptachlor 4,7-Methano-1H-indene, 1,4, 5,6,7,8,8-heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-  
  Heptachlor epoxide   1024573
  Hexachlorophene 2,2'-Methylenebis (3,4,6-trichlorophenol) 7304
  Isodrin 1,2,3,4,10-10-Hexachloro-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-1,4:5,8-endo,endo-dimethano-naphthalene 465736
  Pentachlorophenol Phenol, pentachloro- 87865
  2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxy-acetic acid 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid 93765
Other chlorinated hydrocarbons Benzene, pentachloro- Pentachlorobenzene 608935
  Benzene, 1,2,4,5-tetrachloro 1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene 95943
  Endrin aldehyde   7421934
  Phenol, 2,3,4,6-tetrachloro- 2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol 58902
  1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene   120821
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls(#) (PCBs)    
# Substances popularly known as but not limited to Aroclor, Askeral, Chlophen, Chlorentol, chlorextol, Chlorinated Diphenyl, Chlorinated Biphenyl, Chlorinol, Diachlor, DK, Dykanol, Fenchlor, Fenclor, Inerteen, Kanachlor, Kanechlor, Montar and Noflamol.

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