What is dangerous waste
The definition of hazardous waste (prior to 2003 referred to as “special waste”) is as follows: “Waste that cannot be handled with other household or industrial waste because it can cause serious pollution or risk of injury to people or animals.”
If you have doubts about whether your waste is hazardous or not, refer to the European waste list also known as the EAL list. It provides an overview of waste so that it has a common EU standard. The list includes both ordinary and hazardous waste. The hazardous waste is indicated by an asterisk in Appendix 1. The number of types of hazardous waste is constantly changing, and growing.
The EAL-list specifies a code for each type of waste. It is a six-digit code that must be used when declaring the waste. EAL is not an exhaustive classification of all types of hazardous waste. The list is largely process- and industry-specific, and therefore contains primarily waste from various industrial processes. The requirements for the handling of hazardous waste can be found in Chapter 11 of the Waste Regulation.
Hazardous waste is regulated in Chapter 9 of the Waste Regulations. The annex to this chapter describes the requirements for the waste’s basic characterisation / description of the waste prior to submission to landfill.
If you would like general information about hazardous waste, please contact our marketing department. NOAH is a member of the Norwegian Association for Hazardous Waste (NFFA). You can also seek help through email@example.com (this requires membership).
A particular challenge for those who declare and transporting hazardous waste by road or sea, is converting the various waste types of dangerous goods (according to ADR / RID regulations). NFFA provides guidelines to make this easier. The definition of hazardous waste (prior to 2003 referred to as “special waste”) is as follows: “Waste that cannot be handled with other household or industrial waste because it can cause serious pollution or serious injury to people or animals.”