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Correct classification is the foundation for ensuring that the collection, transportation, storage and treatment of waste is carried out in a manner that provides protection for the environment and human health and in compliance with legal requirements.
The waste classification system applies across the EU and is the basis for all national and international waste reporting obligations.
From 1 June 2015, waste classification is based on:
This document consolidates the legislation and allows the generators of waste to classify the waste as hazardous or non-hazardous and in the process assigning the correct List of Waste entry.
This document replaces:
Download the report on Waste Classification – List of waste and Determining if waste is hazardous or non-hazardous report
Extract from the report 'Determining if waste is hazardous or non-hazardous' can be view separately.
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