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Alternative waste treatment method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by activities that process waste that would have gone to landfill. Under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), emissions reduced by processing waste through composting, anaerobic digestion or processed engineered fuel manufacture can receive credits.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Alternative waste treatment) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

 To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.

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Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on making the method in 2014 [1.1MB PDF].

See the public consultation and method draft on the Australian Government Trove archive.

A 2016 amendment to the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Rule 2015 extended the accounting period for this method to allow project owners to report emission reductions that accrue after the crediting period has ended.

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Last updated: 16 December 2021

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