The processing time of notifications at The Danish Environmental Protection Agency is considerably longer than usual at the moment. This is due to transitions related to relocation of The Agency. Furthermore the Agency receives an extraordinary amount of notifications at the moment. We currently expect to start the processing within about 12-15 working weeks after the receipt of the notification. The Agency is working on a number of actions to remedy the situation as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience the longer processing time may cause. The aim is that the processing time will be at the usual stage at the end of the year 2018. 

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has carried out an extraordinary effort to reduce the processing time. In addition to recruiting we have allocated more in- and external resources to the field of import and export of waste. Due to the complexity in the field, The Agency expects that it will be some time before the results will take fully effect. 

As notifier you can help us to speed up the processing by making sure that the notifications are properly carried out when they are sent to us. 

If a notification is almost identical to a previous notification, please state so, when the notification is sent to us.     

Shipment of waste

Legislation on shipment of waste
Shipment of waste is regulated in the EU regulation 1013/2006, which is the European Union implementation of The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.

How to apply for shipment of waste
If you want to transport waste to or from Denmark it is important, that you are aware of the procedures for greenlistet waste and waste that has to be notified.

Enforcement of shipment of waste in Denmark
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency is the competent authority in enforcing the rules of shipment of waste in Denmark.

Changes regarding import and export of waste

 

The fee for processing cases on shipments of waste increases to 25.154 DKR. The increased fee is valid from January 1, 2020

The fee is adjusted to 25.154 DKR so that the processing of the notifications and the digitalization of the notification process is covered by the fee income. 

The increased fee applies from January 1, 2020.

According to article 29 in EU's Regulation 1013/2006 on shipment of waste, it is possible for The Danish EPA as competent authority to charge an administration fee to cover the Agency’s costs in relation to the administrative processing of notifications concerning shipments of waste and to the supervision of shipments of waste.

The fee is stipulated in the Danish Statutory Order on shipment of waste and shipments of used electrical and electronic equipment (no. 1229 of November 21, 2019).

The budget guidance from the Danish Ministry of Finance states in section 2.3.1.2, that the rate of fees must be set in such a way "[…] that a balance is sought over a continuous 4-year period from the start of and including the financial year".

Once a year, it must be assessed whether the costs should be reduced or the fee rate should be adjusted to ensure a balance between income and expenditure over the 4-year period.

The latest assessment of actual and budgeted costs for the administrative processing of the notifications and the supervision of shipments of waste has resulted in an adjustment of the fee that applies from January 1, 2020.

The digitalization of the notification process is expected to result in simplification of the companies' work on the notifications and to provide better and more accurate notifications, as well as more efficient processing of the cases by the Danish EPA. Initially, work is in progress on the development of a digital version of the notification form, which is expected to be completed for testing during the first half of 2020.