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Regulation 2

SCHEDULE 2Special Waste

Part IHazardous Waste List

Waste code (6 digits)/ Chapter Heading (2 and 4 digits)Description
02WASTE FROM AGRICULTURAL, HORTICULTURAL, HUNTING, FISHING AND AQUACULTURE PRIMARY PRODUCTION, FOOD PREPARATION AND PROCESSING
0201PRIMARY PRODUCTION WASTE
020105agrochemical wastes
03WASTES FROM WOOD PROCESSING AND THE PRODUCTION OF PAPER, CARDBOARD, PULP, PANELS AND FURNITURE
0302WOOD PRESERVATION WASTE
030201non-halogenated organic wood preservatives
030202organochlorinated wood preservatives
030203organometallic wood preservatives
030204inorganic wood preservatives
04WASTES FROM THE LEATHER AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES
0401WASTES FROM THE LEATHER INDUSTRY
040103degreasing wastes containing solvents without a liquid phase
0402WASTES FROM TEXTILE INDUSTRY
040211halogenated wastes from dressing and finishing
05WASTES FROM PETROLEUM REFINING, NATURAL GAS PURIFICATION AND PYROLYTIC TREATMENT OF COAL
0501OILY SLUDGES AND SOLID WASTES
050103tank bottom sludges
050104acid alkyl sludges
050105oil spills
050107acid tars
050108other tars
0504SPENT FILTER CLAYS
050401spent filter clays
0506WASTE FROM THE PYROLYTIC TREATMENT OF COAL
050601acid tars
050603other tars
0507WASTE FROM NATURAL GAS PURIFICATION
050701sludges containing mercury
0508WASTES FROM OIL REGENERATION
050801spent filter clays
050802acid tars
050803other tars
050804aqueous liquid waste from oil regeneration
06WASTES FROM INORGANIC CHEMICAL PROCESSES
0601WASTE ACIDIC SOLUTIONS
060101sulphuric acid and sulphurous acid
060102hydrochloric acid
060103hydrofluoric acid
060104phosphoric and phosphorous acid
060105nitric acid and nitrous acid
060199wastes not otherwise specified
0602ALKALINE SOLUTIONS
060201calcium hydroxide
060202soda
060203ammonia
060299wastes not otherwise specified
0603WASTE SALTS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
060311salts and solutions containing cyanides
0604METAL-CONTAINING WASTES
060402metallic salts (except 0603)
060403wastes containing arsenic
060404wastes containing mercury
060405wastes containing heavy metals
0607WASTES FROM HALOGEN CHEMICAL PROCESSES
060701wastes containing asbestos from electrolysis
060702activated carbon from chlorine production
0613WASTES FROM OTHER INORGANIC CHEMICAL PROCESSES
061301inorganic pesticides, biocides and wood preserving agents
061302spent activated carbon (except 060702)
07WASTES FROM ORGANIC CHEMICAL PROCESSES
0701WASTE FROM THE MANUFACTURE, FORMULATION, SUPPLY AND USE (MFSU) OF BASIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS
070101aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070103organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070104other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070107halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070108other still bottoms and reaction residues
070109halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070110other filter cakes, spent absorbents
0702WASTE FROM THE MFSU OF PLASTICS, SYNTHETIC RUBBER AND MAN-MADE FIBRES
070201aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070203organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070204other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070207halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070208other still bottoms and reaction residues
070209halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070210other filter cakes, spent absorbents
0703WASTE FROM THE MFSU OF ORGANIC DYES AND PIGMENTS (EXCLUDING 0611)
070301aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070303organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070304other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070307halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070308other still bottoms and reaction residues
070309halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070310other filter cakes, spent absorbents
0704WASTE FROM THE MFSU OF ORGANIC PESTICIDES (EXCEPT 020105)
070401aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070403organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070404other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070407halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070408other still bottoms and reaction residues
070409halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070410other filter cakes, spent absorbents
0705WASTE FROM THE MFSU OF PHARMACEUTICALS
070501aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070503organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070504other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070507halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070508other still bottoms and reaction residues
070509halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070510other filter cakes, spent absorbents
0706WASTE FROM THE MFSU OF FATS, GREASE, SOAPS, DETERGENTS, DISINFECTANTS AND COSMETICS
070601aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070603organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070604other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070607halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070608other still bottoms and reaction residues
070609halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070610other filter cakes, spent absorbents
0707WASTE FROM THE MFSU OF FINE CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
070701aqueous washing liquids and mother liquors
070703organic halogenated solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070704other organic solvents, washing liquids and mother liquors
070707halogenated still bottoms and reaction residues
070708other still bottoms and reaction residues
070709halogenated filter cakes, spent absorbents
070710other filter cakes, spent absorbents
08WASTES FROM THE MANUFACTURE, FORMULATION, SUPPLY AND USE (MFSU) OF COATINGS (PAINTS, VARNISHES AND VITREOUS ENAMELS), ADHESIVE, SEALANTS AND PRINTING INKS
0801WASTES FROM MFSU OF PAINT AND VARNISH
080101waste paints and varnish containing halogenated solvents
080102waste paints and varnish free of halogenated solvents
080106sludges from paint or varnish removal containing halogenated solvents
080107sludges from paint or varnish removal free of halogenated solvents
0803WASTES FROM MFSU OF PRINTING INKS
080301waste ink containing halogenated solvents
080302waste ink free of halogenated solvents
080305ink sludges containing halogenated solvents
080306ink sludges free of halogenated solvents
0804WASTES FROM MFSU OF ADHESIVE AND SEALANTS (INCLUDING WATER-PROOFING PRODUCTS)
080401waste adhesives and sealants containing halogenated solvents
080402waste adhesives and sealants free of halogenated solvents
080405adhesives and sealants sludges containing halogenated solvents
080406adhesives and sealants sludges free of halogenated solvents
09WASTES FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY
0901WASTES FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY
090101water based developer and activator solutions
090102water based offset plate developer solutions
090103solvent based developer solutions
090104fixer solutions
090105bleach solutions and bleach fixer solutions
090106waste containing silver from on-site treatment of photographic waste
10INORGANIC WASTES FROM THERMAL PROCESSES
1001WASTES FROM POWER STATION AND OTHER COMBUSTION PLANTS (EXCEPT 1900)
100104oil fly ash
100109sulphuric acid
1003WASTES FROM ALUMINIUM THERMAL METALLURGY
100301tars and other carbon-containing wastes from anode manufacture
100303skimmings
100304primary smelting slags/white drosses
100307spent pot lining
100308salt slags from secondary melting
100309black drosses from secondary smelting
100310waste from treatment of salt slags and black drosses treatment
1004WASTES FROM LEAD THERMAL METALLURGY
100401slags (1st and 2nd smelting)
100402dross and skimmings (1st and 2nd smelting)
100403calcium arsenate
100404flue gas dust
100405other particulates and dust
100406solid waste from gas treatment
100407sludges from gas treatment
1005WASTES FROM ZINC THERMAL METALLURGY
100501slags (1st and 2nd smelting)
100502dross and skimmings (1st and 2nd smelting)
100503flue gas dust
100505solid waste from gas treatment
100506sludges from gas treatment
1006WASTES FROM COPPER THERMAL METALLURGY
100603flue gas dust
100605waste from electrolytic refining
100606solid waste from gas treatment
100607sludges from gas treatment
11INORGANIC WASTE WITH METALS FROM METAL TREATMENT AND THE COATING OF METALS; NON-FERROUS HYDRO-METALLURGY
1101LIQUID WASTES AND SLUDGES FROM METAL TREATMENT AND COATING OF METALS (E.G. GALVANIC PROCESSES, ZINC COATING PROCESSES, PICKLING PROCESSES, ETCHING, PHOSPHATIZING, ALKALINE DE-GREASING)
110101cyanidic (alkaline) wastes containing heavy metals other than chromium
110102cyanidic (alkaline) wastes which do not contain heavy metals
110103cyanide-free wastes containing chromium
110105acidic pickling solutions
110106acids not otherwise specified
110107alkalis not otherwise specified
110108phosphatizing sludges
1102WASTES AND SLUDGES FROM NON-FERROUS HYDROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES
110202sludges from zinc hydrometallurgy (including jarosite, goethite)
1103SLUDGES AND SOLIDS FROM TEMPERING PROCESSES
110301wastes containing cyanide
110302other wastes
12WASTES FROM SHAPING AND SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALS AND PLASTICS
1201WASTES FROM SHAPING (INCLUDING FORGING, WELDING, PRESSING, DRAWING, TURNING, CUTTING AND FILING)
120106waste machining oils containing halogens (not emulsioned)
120107waste machining oils free of halogens (not emulsioned)
120108waste machining emulsions containing halogens
120109waste machining emulsions free of halogens
120110synthetic machining oils
120111machining sludges
120112spent waxes and fats
1203WASTES FROM WATER AND STEAM DEGREASING PROCESSES (EXCEPT 1100)
120301aqueous washing liquids
120302steam degreasing wastes
13OIL WASTES (EXCEPT EDIBLE OILS, 0500 AND 1200)
1301WASTE HYDRAULIC OILS AND BRAKE FLUIDS
130101hydraulic oils, containing PCB’s or PCT's
130102other chlorinated hydraulic oils (not emulsions)
130103non-chlorinated hydraulic oils (not emulsions)
130104chlorinated emulsions
130105non-chlorinated emulsions
130106hydraulic oils containing only mineral oil
130107other hydraulic oils
130108brake fluids
1302WASTE ENGINE, GEAR AND LUBRICATING OILS
130201chlorinated engine, gear and lubricating oils
130202non-chlorinated engine, gear and lubricating oils
130203other machine, gear and lubricating oils
1303WASTE INSULATING AND HEAT TRANSMISSION OILS AND OTHER LIQUIDS
130301insulating or heat transmission oils and other liquids containing PCB’s or PCT's
130302other chlorinated insulating and heat transmission oils and other liquids
130303non-chlorinated insulating and heat treatment transmission oils and other liquids
130304synthetic insulating and heat transmission oils and other liquids
130305mineral insulating and heat transmission oils
1304BILGE OILS
130401bilge oils from inland navigation
130402bilge oils from jetty sewers
130403bilge oils from other navigation
1305OIL/WATER SEPARATOR CONTENTS
130501oil/water separator solids
130502oil/water separator sludges
130503interceptor sludges
130504desalter sludges or emulsions
130505other emulsions
1306OIL WASTE NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
130601oil waste not otherwise specified
14WASTES FROM ORGANIC SUBSTANCES EMPLOYED AS SOLVENTS (EXCEPT 0700 AND 0800)
1401WASTES FROM METAL DEGREASING AND MACHINERY MAINTENANCE
140101chlorofluorocarbons
140102other halogenated solvents and solvent mixes
140103other solvents and solvent mixes
140104aqueous solvent mixes containing halogens
140105aqueous solvent mixes free of halogens
140106sludges or solid wastes containing halogenated solvents
140107sludges or solid wastes free of halogenated solvents
1402WASTES FROM TEXTILE CLEANING AND DEGREASING OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
140201halogenated solvents and solvent mixes
140202solvent mixes or organic liquids free of halogenated solvents
140203sludges or solid wastes containing halogenated solvents
140204sludges or solid wastes containing other solvents
1403WASTES FROM THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY
140301chlorofluorocarbons
140302other halogenated solvents
140303solvents and solvent mixes free of halogenated solvents
140304sludges or solid wastes containing halogenated solvents
140305sludges or solid wastes containing other solvents
1404WASTES FROM COOLANTS, FOAM/AEROSOL PROPELLANTS
140401chlorofluorocarbons
140402other halogenated solvents and solvent mixes
140403other solvents and solvent mixes
140404sludges or solid wastes containing halogenated solvents
140405sludges or solid wastes containing other solvents
1405WASTES FROM SOLVENT AND COOLANT RECOVERY (STILL BOTTOMS)
140501chlorofluorocarbons
140502halogenated solvents and solvent mixes
140503other solvents and solvent mixes
140504sludges containing halogenated solvents
140505sludges containing other solvents
16WASTES NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE CATALOGUE
1602DISCARDED EQUIPMENT AND SHREDDER RESIDUES
160201transformers and capacitors containing PCB’s or PCT's
1604WASTE EXPLOSIVES
160401waste ammunition
160402fireworks waste
160403other waste explosives
1606BATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS
160601lead batteries
160602Ni-Cd batteries
160603mercury dry cells
160606electrolyte from batteries and accumulators
1607WASTE FROM TRANSPORT AND STORAGE TANK CLEANING (EXCEPT 0500 AND 1200)
160701waste from marine transport tank cleaning, containing chemicals
160702waste from marine transport tank cleaning, containing oil
160703waste from railway and road transport tank cleaning containing oil
160704waste from railway and road transport tank cleaning containing chemicals
160705waste from storage tank cleaning, containing chemicals
160706waste from storage tank cleaning, containing oil
17CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE (INCLUDING ROAD CONSTRUCTION)
1706INSULATION MATERIALS
170601insulation material containing asbestos
18WASTES FROM HUMAN OR ANIMAL HEALTH CARE AND/OR RELATED RESEARCH (EXCLUDING KITCHEN AND RESTAURANT WASTES WHICH DO NOT ARISE FROM IMMEDIATE HEALTH CARE)
1801WASTE FROM NATAL CARE, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF DISEASE IN HUMANS
180103other wastes whose collection and disposal is subject to special requirements in view of the prevention of infection
1802WASTE FROM RESEARCH, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF DISEASE INVOLVING ANIMALS
180202other wastes whose collection and disposal is subject to special requirements in view of the prevention of infection.
180204discarded chemicals
19WASTES FROM WASTE TREATMENT FACILITIES, OFF-SITE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE WATER INDUSTRY
1901WASTES FROM INCINERATION OR PYROLYSIS OF MUNICIPAL AND SIMILAR COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL WASTES
190103fly ash
190104boiler dust
190105filter cake from gas treatment
190106aqueous liquid waste from gas treatment and other aqueous liquid wastes
190107solid waste from gas treatment
190110spent activated carbon from flue gas treatment
1902WASTES FROM SPECIFIC PHYSICO/CHEMICAL TREATMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES (EG DECHROMATATION, DECYANIDATION, NEUTRALIZATION)
190201metal hydroxide sludges and other sludges from metal insolubilization treatment
1904VITRIFIED WASTES AND WASTES FROM VITRIFICATION
190402fly ash and other flue gas treatment wastes
190403non-vitrified solid phase
1908WASTES FROM WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
190803grease and oil mixture from oil/waste water separation
190806saturated or spent ion exchange resins
190807solutions and sludges from regeneration of ion exchangers
20MUNICIPAL WASTES AND SIMILAR COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL WASTES INCLUDING SEPARATELY COLLECTED FRACTIONS
2001SEPARATELY COLLECTED FRACTIONS
200112paints, inks, adhesives and resins
200113solvents
200117photo chemicals
200119pesticides
200121fluorescent tubes and other mercury containing waste

Part IIHazardous Properties

H1“Explosive”: substances and preparations which may explode under the effect of flame or which are more sensitive to shocks or friction than dinitrobenzene.
H2“Oxidizing”: substances and preparations which exhibit highly exothermic reactions when in contact with other substances, particularly flammable substances.
H3-A

“Highly flammable”:

  • liquid substances and preparations having a flash point below 21°C (including extremely flammable liquids), or

  • substances and preparations which may become hot and finally catch fire in contact with air at ambient temperature without any application of energy, or

  • solid substances and preparations which may readily catch fire after brief contact with a source of ignition and which continue to burn or to be consumed after removal of the source of ignition, or

  • gaseous substances and preparations which are flammable in air at normal pressure, or

  • substances and preparations which, in contact with water or damp air, evolve highly flammable gases in dangerous quantities.

H3-B“Flammable”: liquid substances and preparations having a flash point equal to or greater than 21°C and less than or equal to 55°C.
H4“Irritant”: non-corrosive substances and preparations which, through immediate, prolonged or repeated contact with the skin or mucous membrane, can cause inflammation.
H5“Harmful”: substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may involve limited health risks.
H6“Toxic”: substances and preparations (including very toxic substances and preparations) which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may involve serious, acute or chronic health risks and even death.
H7“Carcinogenic”: substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may induce cancer or increase its incidence.
H8“Corrosive”: substances and preparations which may destroy living tissue on contact.
H9“Infectious”: substances containing viable micro-organisms or their toxins which are known or reliably believed to cause disease in man or other living organisms.
H10“Teratogenic”: substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may induce non-hereditary congenital malformations or increase their incidence.
H11“Mutagenic”: substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may induce hereditary genetic defects or increase their incidence.
H12Substances and preparations which release toxic or very toxic gases in contact with water, air or an acid.
H13Substances and preparations capable by any means, after disposal, of yielding another substance, eg a leachate, which possesses any of the characteristics listed above.
H14“Ecotoxic”: substances and preparations which present or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment.

Part IIIThresholds for Certain Hazardous Properties

In the waste:

  • the total concentration of substances classified as irritant and having assigned to them any of the risk phrases R36 (“irritating to the eyes”), R37 (“irritating to the respiratory system”) or R38 (“irritating to the skin”) is equal to or greater than 20%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as irritant and having assigned to them the risk phrase R41 (“risk of serious damage to eyes”) is equal to or greater than 10%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as harmful is equal to or greater than 25%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as very toxic is equal to or greater than 0.1%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as toxic is equal to or greater than 3%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as carcinogenic and placed by the approved classification and labelling guide in category 1 or 2 of that classification is equal to or greater than 0.1%;

  • the total concentration of substances classified as corrosive and having assigned to them the risk phase R34 (“causes burns”) is equal to or greater than 5%; and

  • the total concentration of substances classified as corrosive and having assigned to them the risk phase R35 (“causes severe burns”) is equal to or greater than 1%.

Part IVRules for the Interpretation of this Schedule

1.  Except in the case of a substance listed in the approved supply list, the test methods to be used for the purposes of deciding which (if any) of the properties mentioned in Part II of this Schedule are to be assigned to a substance are those described in Annex V to Council Directive 67/548/EEC(1), as amended by Commission Directive 92/69/EEC(2).

2.  Any reference in Part III of this Schedule to a substance being classified as having a hazardous property, having assigned to it a particular risk phase, or being placed within a particular category of a classification is a reference to that substance being so classified, having that risk phrase assigned to it or being placed in that category—

(i)in the case of a substance listed in the approved supply list, on the basis of Part V of that list;

(ii)in the case of any other substance, on the basis of the criteria laid down in the approved classification and labelling guide.

3.  Any reference in Part III of this Schedule to the total concentration of any substances being equal to or greater than a given percentage is a reference to the proportion by weight of those substances in any waste being equal to or, as the case may be, greater than that percentage.

(1)

O.J. No. L196, 16.8.67, p. 1

(2)

O.J. No. L383, 29.12.92, p. 1

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