Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) List of Wastes is a standardised way of describing waste. The EWC is used when completing:
…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
…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 European… read more
…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
…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
…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
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
…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
…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
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.
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Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
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NetRegs have produced a new leaflet for Scottish businesses explaining what you must do to comply with YOUR duty of care for waste.
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