Overview

Quantum Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd have applied for a long-route licence (no. 3036297), under section 20(8) of the Environment Protection Act 1970, where a works approval was required but was not obtained.

The operation moved from it's previous location to 16 Sonia Street, Carrum Downs, VIC 3201 and failed to notify EPA, triggering the long-route licence application process.

The application proposes the collection and processing of 200-250 tonnes e-waste per month.

A planning permit for the facility has been issued by Frankston City Council.

A copy of the application is available in the 'Supporting documents' section of this page.


A long-route licence is a statutory approval issued by EPA following completion of works where a works approval was required but was not obtained. A licence is required as determined by the Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017.

The assessment of a long-route licence application follows the same process as a works approval assessment. At the end of the assessment, the applicant will receive a licence allowing them to operate a scheduled activity subject to certain conditions.

For further information on works approvals and EPA’s works approval process, refer to EPA works approvals (publication 1523).

The Environment Protection Act 1970 requires us to make a decision on a long-route licence within six months of receiving a complete application. We may request further information from the applicant during the process or require an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Updates

Licence issued

On 27 April 2020 EPA assessed and issued a long route licence (no. 222660) to Quantum Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd for the premises located at 16 Sonia St, Carrum Downs VIC 3201. The licence allows Quantum to collect, transport, store, process, recover and recycle 200-250 tonnes of e-waste per month.

EPA did not receive any submissions from members of the public.

The licence (no. 222660) Can be viewed in the ‘Supporting documents’ section on this page.

What does the application propose?

The application is for a licence to manage and operate an e-waste recycling and resource recovery facility.

The e-waste facility, with a total site area being 1460 sqm, provides end-to-end solutions to e-waste including collection, transportation, storage, processing, recovery, recycling, destruction and education.

The facility currently collects, and processes e-waste prescribed under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NCTRS). It has recently started accepting e-waste not prescribed under the NCTRS including metals, plastics, glasses, electronic toys, small hand-held tools, etc. All operations are housed in fully enclosed buildings.

The facility operates from 7am - 5pm Monday – Friday and is closed during weekends and public holidays.