Waste shipment legislation

The supervision and control of international waste shipments is based on many international agreements and conventions. For members of the European Community, the legal basis for waste shipments is Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on shipments of waste (EU regulation on shipment of waste).

Other important documents include the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, and the OECD Decision of the Council C(2001)107/FINAL concerning the control of transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations. These agreements are incorporated in the EU regulation on shipments of waste. In Finnish national legislation, additional provisions for the shipment of waste have been made in the Waste Act.

The revised Waste Act and Decree entered into force in May 2012.

Published 2013-09-09 at 12:34, updated 2017-04-25 at 12:54