Shipping green list waste

Green list waste

Green list waste (Appendix III of the EU Regulation on Shipment of Waste) includes all types of waste that do not pose any likely risk to the environment when shipped for recovery. Examples of such waste include scrap metal, waste paper, and untreated wood. As a general rule, these may be shipped from one OECD member state to another without a separate notification procedure. Export restrictions for green list waste outside the OECD are outlined in the Commission Regulation:

General requirements

Dispatchers of green list waste have to ensure that the green list waste shipment document (Annex VII of the Waste Shipment Regulation) is enclosed with the shipment. Furthermore, the notifier and the consignee shall enter a contract fulfilling the terms mentioned below. The green list waste shipment document and the contract shall be presented to the authorities monitoring waste shipments on demand. Article 18 of EU Regulation on Shipment of Waste concerns shipments of green list waste.

The contract must be valid when the shipment is dispatched.  The contract shall provide for the following:

  • if the shipment and recovery of the waste cannot be conducted as agreed, or if an illegal waste shipment occurs, the dispatcher of the waste is responsible for:
    1. taking the waste back and ensuring its recovery in an alternative manner, or
    2. ensuring appropriate storage of the waste, if necessary and
  • if the dispatcher for some reason is unable to conduct the shipment or recovery as agreed, or if illegal waste shipment occurs, the consignee of the waste is responsible for 1 and 2.

The organiser of the waste shipment, the consignee, and the recovery facility shall retain all documents related to the shipment for at least three years from the first day of the shipment.

Published 2013-09-09 at 13:52, updated 2018-03-08 at 8:04