Amber listed waste
LIST OF WASTES SUBJECT TO THE PROCEDURE OF PRIOR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION AND CONSENT
(‘AMBER’ LISTED WASTE) (1)
The following wastes will be subject to the procedure of prior written notification and consent:
Wastes listed in Annexes II and VIII to the Basel Convention (2).
For the purposes of this Regulation:
(a) Any reference to list B in Annex VIII to the Basel Convention shall be understood as a reference to Annex III to this
(b) In Basel entry A1010, the term ‘excluding such wastes specifically listed on List B (Annex IX)’ is a reference both to
Basel entry B1020 and the note on B1020 in Annex III to this Regulation, Part I(b).
(c) Basel entries A1180 and A2060 do not apply and OECD entries GC010, GC020 and GG040 in Annex III, Part II apply instead when appropriate.
(d) Basel entry A4050 includes spent potlinings from aluminium smelting because they contain Y33 inorganic cyanides.
If the cyanides have been destroyed, spent potlinings are assigned to Part II entry AB120 because they contain Y32, inorganic fluorine compounds excluding calcium fluoride.
List A (Annex II to the Basel Convention) (2)
Y46 Waste collected from households (3)
Y47 Residues arising from the incineration of household wastes
Part 1 (1)
List A (Annex VIII to the Basel Convention)
A1 METAL AND METAL BEARING WASTES
A1010 Metal wastes and waste consisting of alloys of any of the following:
but excluding such wastes specifically listed on list B.
A1020 Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal waste in massive form, any of the following:
— Antimony; antimony compounds
— Beryllium; beryllium compounds
— Cadmium; cadmium compounds
— Lead; lead compounds
— Selenium; selenium compounds
— Tellurium; tellurium compounds
A1030 Wastes having as constituents or contaminants any of the following:
— Arsenic; arsenic compounds
— Mercury; mercury compounds
— Thallium; thallium compounds
A1040 Wastes having as constituents any of the following:
— Metal carbonyls
— Hexavalent chromium compounds
A1050 Galvanic sludges
A1060 Waste liquors from the pickling of metals
A1070 Leaching residues from zinc processing, dust and sludges such as jarosite, hematite, etc.
A1080 Waste zinc residues not included on list B, containing lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to exhibit
Annex III characteristics
A1090 Ashes from the incineration of insulated copper wire
A1100 Dusts and residues from gas cleaning systems of copper smelters
A1110 Spent electrolytic solutions from copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations
A1120 Waste sludges, excluding anode slimes, from electrolyte purification systems in copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations
A1130 Spent etching solutions containing dissolved copper
A1140 Waste cupric chloride and copper cyanide catalysts
A1150 Precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not included on list B (1)
A1160 Waste lead-acid batteries, whole or crushed
A1170 Unsorted waste batteries excluding mixtures of only list B batteries. Waste batteries not specified on list B containing Annex I constituents to an extent to render them hazardous
A1180 Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap (1) containing components such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathode‑ray tubes and other activated glass and PCBcapacitors, or contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g. cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (note the related entry on list B,
A1190 Waste metal cables coated or insulated with plastics containing or contaminated with coal tar, PCB (3), lead, cadmium, other organohalogen compounds or other Annex I constituents, to the extent that they exhibit Annex
A2 WASTES CONTAINING PRINCIPALLY INORGANIC CONSTITUENTS, WHICH MAY CONTAIN METALS AND
A2010 Glass waste from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glasses
A2020 Waste inorganic fluorine compounds in the form of liquids or sludges but excluding such wastes specified on list
A2030 Waste catalysts but excluding such wastes specified on list B
A2040 Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes, when containing Annex I constituents to the extent that it exhibits an Annex III hazardous characteristic (note the related entry on list B, B2080)
A2050 Waste asbestos (dusts and fibres)
A2060 Coal-fired power plant fly-ash containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics (note the related entry on list B, B2050)
A3 WASTES CONTAINING PRINCIPALLY ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS, WHICH MAY CONTAIN METALS AND
A3010 Waste from the production or processing of petroleum coke and bitumen
A3020 Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use
A3030 Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with leaded anti-knock compound sludges
A3040 Waste thermal (heat transfer) fluids
A3050 Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues/adhesives excluding such wastes specified on list B (note the related entry on list B, B4020)
A3060 Waste nitrocellulose
A3070 Waste phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenol in the form of liquids or sludges
A3080 Waste ethers not including those specified on list B
A3090 Waste leather dust, ash, sludges and flours when containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (note the related entry on list B, B3100)
A3100 Waste paring and other waste of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (note the related entry on list B, B3090)
A3110 Fellmongery wastes containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (note the related entry on list B, B3110)
A3120 Fluff — light fraction from shredding
A3130 Waste organic phosphorous compounds
A3140 Waste non-halogenated organic solvents but excluding such wastes specified on list B
A3150 Waste halogenated organic solvents
A3160 Waste halogenated or unhalogenated non-aqueous distillation residues arising from organic solvent recovery operations
A3170 Wastes arising from the production of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons (such as chloromethane, dichloroethane, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride and epichlorhydrin)
A3180 Wastes, substances and articles containing, consisting of or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), polychlorinated terphenyl (PCT), polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) or polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), or any other polybrominated analogues of these compounds, at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more (1)
A3190 Waste tarry residues (excluding asphalt cements) arising from refining, distillation and any pyrolitic treatment of organic materials
A3200 Bituminous material (asphalt waste) from road construction and maintenance, containing tar (note the related entry on list B B2130)
A4 WASTES WHICH MAY CONTAIN EITHER INORGANIC OR ORGANIC CONSTITUENTS
A4010 Wastes from the production, preparation and use of pharmaceutical products but excluding such wastes specified on list B
A4020 Clinical and related wastes; that is wastes arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, or similar practices, and
wastes generated in hospitals or other facilities during the investigation or treatment of patients, or research projects
A4030 Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals, including waste pesticides and herbicides which are off-specification, out-dated (2), or unfit for their originally intended use
A4040 Wastes from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals (3)
A4050 Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:
— Inorganic cyanides, excepting precious-metal-bearing residues in solid form containing traces of inorganic cyanides
— Organic cyanides
A4060 Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions
A4070 Wastes from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding any such waste specified on list B (note the related entry on list B, B4010)
A4080 Wastes of an explosive nature (but excluding such wastes specified on list B)
A4090 Waste acidic or basic solutions, other than those specified in the corresponding entry on list B (note the related entry on list B, B2120)
A4100 Wastes from industrial pollution control devices for cleaning of industrial off-gases but excluding such wastes specified on list B
A4110 Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:
— any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan
— any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxin
A4120 Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with peroxides
A4130 Waste packages and containers containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics
A4140 Waste consisting of or containing off-specification or out-dated (1) chemicals corresponding to Annex I categories and exhibiting Annex III hazard characteristics
A4150 Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known
A4160 Spent activated carbon not included on list B (note the related entry on list B, B2060)
The following wastes will also be subject to the procedure of prior written notification and consent:
Metal bearing wastes
AA010 261900 Dross, scalings and other wastes from the manufacture of iron and steel (3)
AA060 262050 Vanadium ashes and residues (3)
AA190 810420 ex 810430 Magnesium waste and scrap that is flammable, pyrophoric or emits, upon contact with water, flammable gases in dangerous quantities
Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials
AB030 Wastes from non-cyanide based systems which arise from surface treatment of metals
AB070 Sands used in foundry operations
AB120 ex 281290 ex 3824 Inorganic halide compounds, not elsewhere specified or included
AB130 Used blasting grit
AB150 ex 382490 Unrefined calcium sulphite and calcium sulphate from flue gas desulphurisation (FGD)
Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials
AC060 ex 381900 Hydraulic fluids
AC070 ex 381900 Brake fluids
AC080 ex 382000 Antifreeze fluids
AC170 ex 440310 Treated cork and wood wastes
AC250 Surface active agents (surfactants)
AC260 ex 3101 Liquid pig manure; faeces
AC270 Sewage sludge
Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents
AD090 ex 382490 Wastes from production, formulation and use of reprographic and photographic chemicals and materials not elsewhere specified or included
AD100 Wastes from non-cyanide based systems which arise from surface treatment of plastics
AD120 ex 391400 ex 3915 Ion exchange resins
AD150 Naturally occurring organic material used as a filter medium (such as bio-filters)
Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials
RB020 ex 6815 Ceramic based fibres of physico-chemical characteristics similar to those of asbestos
(1) References in Lists A and B to Annexes I, III and IV refer to Annexes of the Basel Convention.
(1) Note that mirror entry on list B (B1160) does not specify exceptions.
(1) This entry does not include scrap assemblies from electric power generation.
(2) PCBs are at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more.
(3) PCBs at a concentration level of 50mg/kg or more.
(1) This list originates from the OECD Decision, Appendix 4.
(2) Annex VIII to the Basel Convention is listed in this Regulation in Annex V, Part 1, List A. Annex II to the Basel Convention contains the following entries: Y46 Waste collected from households unless appropriately classified under a single entry in Annex III. Y47 Residues arising from the incineration of household wastes.
(3) This listing includes wastes in the form of ash, residue, slag, dross, skimming, scaling, dust, powder, sludge and cake, unless a material is expressly listed elsewhere.
(1) The 50 mg/kg level is considered to be an internationally practical level for all wastes. However, many individual countries have established lower regulatory levels (e.g. 20 mg/kg) for specific wastes.
(2) ‘Out-dated’ means unused within the period recommended by the manufacturer.
(3) This entry does not include wood treated with wood-preserving chemicals.