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  European Waste Catalogue (EWC) – for coding waste

European Waste Catalogue (EWC) - for coding waste

The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) List of Wastes is a standardised way of describing waste. The EWC is used when completing:

  • waste data returns,
  • waste transfer notes, and
  • hazardous/special wasteread more

  Offensive waste

waste

If you have segregated your waste according to this guidance, you will need to classify the waste in the waste transfer note as follows:

Use the European waste catalogue code 18 01 04

Example description: Offensive waste - human healthcare waste that… read more

  Waste

…and managers of waste to keep records and use waste transfer notes. Controlled Waste (Duty of Care) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 277 Amends 2002/271 to change the codes used on waste transfer notes to the European Waste Catalogue codes. Controlled Waste (Registration of… read more

  Anatomical waste

waste – non-infectious, containing anatomical waste, for incineration only.

You may also need to use the European waste catalogue code 18 01 06* if your waste includes formaldehyde.

Do not enter non-hazardous waste codes on consignment notes. Describe and code each… read more

  Animal by-products and food waste

…5kg of food waste per week to present food waste for separate collection and place a duty on businesses to ensure food waste is not deposited in a lateral drain or sewer. Place a duty on those who transport food waste to collect and transport such waste separately from other waste. Scotland Europeanread more

  Cytotoxic & cytostatic waste

…cytostatic waste

You will need to classify the waste in the consignment note as follows:

Use the European waste catalogue codes 18 01 03* and 18 01 08*
Example description: Clinical waste - cytotoxic and cytostatic waste, for incineration… read more

  Hazardous / special waste

…your waste is hazardous/special Check the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) to find out if a waste is hazardous/special waste. The EWC is a list of waste types, with six-digit codes for all types of waste. Hazardous wastes' codes are marked with an asterisk (*). In Scotland, 'hazardous waste' is called… read more

  Duty of care - Your waste responsibilities

…Guide to SIC 2007 EWC codes, also known as list of wastes codes, classify waste materials by what they are and how they are produced. Hazardous Waste - Consolidated List of Waste (see Appendix A) EWC Codes Waste Thesaurus: SEPA guidance for coding waste An alphabetical list of waste types with their… read more

  More waste treatment processes (A-O)

…effluent - managing liquid wastes You must ensure that your activities do not cause land, air or water pollution. Land contamination Oil storage Chemical storage Storage and transport Ensure you use colour coded bins, storage compartments, drums and containers for waste chemicals. These must be… read more

  Hazardous/special waste notification

Waste is defined as hazardous/special waste if it is classified as hazardous in the European Waste Catalogue (or List of Wastes). Generally, waste is described as hazardous if it, or the materials or substances it contains, are harmful to human health or the environment.

If you produce… read more

  More waste materials (A-D)

…the European waste catalogue code 18 01 02 Example description: Non-clinical waste – non-infectious, containing anatomical waste, for incineration only. You may also need to use the European waste catalogue code 18 01 06* if your waste includes formaldehyde. Do not enter non-hazardous waste codes on… read more

  More waste materials (E-W)

…well as the colour coding. How to complete the waste paperwork Classifying and describing sharps waste If you have segregated your waste according to this guidance, you will need to classify the waste in the consignment note as follows: Use the European waste catalogue codes: * 18 01 03* and 18 01… read more

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    The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.

    https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/waste-duty-care-responsibilities

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  • Download our NEW leaflet today: Duty of Care for waste

    NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.

    Duty of Care for waste (Scotland) leaflet (PDF - 775KB)

     

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