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Waste shipments

Correspondents' Guidelines and other guidance documents

The following Correspondents' Guidelines have been agreed by the waste shipment correspondents of the EU Member States and represent their common understanding of how Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste should be interpreted. They are not legally binding. The binding interpretation of Community law is the exclusive competence of the European Court of Justice.

  • Revised Correspondents' Guidelines No 1 on shipments of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) - to apply under the new Regulation No 1013/2006 from 12 July 2007 de en fr (pdf ~149KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 2 concerning information on imports into the Community of waste generated by armed forces or relief organisations according to Article 1(3)(g) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste de en (pdf ~40KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 3 on a certificate for subsequent non-interim recovery or disposal according to Article 15(e) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste de en (pdf ~80KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 4 on classification of waste electrical and electronic equipment and fly ash from coal-fired power plants according to Annex IV, part I, note (c) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste de en (pdf ~29KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 5 on classification of wood waste under entries B3050 or AC170 de en (pdf ~12KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 6 on classification of slags from processing of copper alloys under entries GB040 and B1100 de en (pdf ~12KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 7 on classification of glass waste originating from cathode ray tubes (CRT) under entries B2020 or A2010 de en (pdf ~102KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 8 on classification of waste cartridges containing toner or ink, according to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste de en (pdf ~24KB)
  • Correspondents' Guidelines No 9 on shipment of waste vehicles de en (pdf ~76KB)

Several Member States have published guidance documents for the implementation of the Waste Shipment Regulation. See under "Useful links".

Frequently Asked Questions: DG Environment's document on waste shipments, September 2010 (see also Report of the Waste Shipment Helpdesk and Forum)

Waste Shipment Helpdesk and Forum

The operation of this service started on 15 October 2010 and expired on 31/12/2011. The site was archived on 12/01/2012 and its content has obtained a read-only status (see http://forums.ec.europa.eu/waste-shipment/)