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Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (SOR/2021-25)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2021-10-31. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 11(Clauses 78(1)(a)(iii)(A) and (C) to (F) and Schedules 3 and 4)


Reasons Why Waste or Recyclable Material Is Intended for Disposal or Recycling

Column 1Column 2
1Q1Production residues that are not otherwise specified in this Part.
2Q2Off-specification products.
3Q3Products whose date for appropriate use has expired.
4Q4Material that has been spilled or lost or has undergone other mishap, including any material, equipment, etc., that has been contaminated as a result of the mishap.
5Q5Material that has been contaminated or soiled as a result of planned actions (e.g., residues from cleaning operations, packing material, containers).
6Q6Unusable parts (e.g., rejected batteries, exhausted catalysts).
7Q7Substances that no longer perform satisfactorily (e.g., contaminated acids, contaminated solvents, exhausted tempering salts).
8Q8Residues from industrial processes (e.g., slags, still bottoms).
9Q9Residues from pollution abatement processes (e.g., scrubber sludges, baghouse dusts, spent filters).
10Q10Machining or finishing residues (e.g., lathe turning, mill scales).
11Q11Residues from raw material processing (e.g., mining residues, oil field slop).
12Q12Adulterated material (e.g., oils contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls).
13Q13Any material, substance or product whose use has been banned by law in the country of destination.
14Q14Products for which there is no further use (e.g., agricultural, household, office, commercial and shop discards).
15Q15Any material, substance or product that results from remedial actions with respect to contaminated land.
16Q16Any material, substance or product that the generator or exporter declares to be waste and that are not referred to in this Part.


Generic Types of Potentially Hazardous Waste

Column 1Column 2
11Clinical waste from medical care in hospitals, medical centres and clinics. (Y1)
22Waste from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products. (Y2)
33Waste pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines. (Y3)
44Waste from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals. (Y4)
55Waste from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals. (Y5)
66Waste from the production, formulation and use of organic solvents. (Y6)
77Waste from heat treatment and tempering operations that contains cyanides. (Y7)
88Waste mineral oils that are unfit for their originally intended use. (Y8)
99Waste oil and water, hydrocarbon and water mixtures and emulsions. (Y9)
1010Waste substances and articles that contain or are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls, or polybrominated biphenyls. (Y10)
1111Waste tarry residues from refining, distillation and any pyrolytic treatment. (Y11)
1212Waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers and varnishes. (Y12)
1313Waste from the production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues and adhesives. (Y13)
1414Waste chemical substances from research and development or teaching activities that are not identified or are new, and whose effects on humans or the environment are unknown. (Y14)
1515Waste of an explosive nature that is not subject to other legislation. (Y15)
1616Waste from the production, formulation and use of photographic chemicals and processing material. (Y16)
1717Waste from surface treatment of metals and plastics. (Y17)
1818Residues from industrial waste-disposal operations. (Y18)
1919Material that contains any of the constituents listed in column 2 of Part 3 and that consists of animal or vegetable soaps, fats or waxes.
2020Non-halogenated organic substances that are not employed as solvents.
2121Inorganic substances without metals.
2222Ashes or cinders.
2323Soil, sand or clay, including dredging spoils.
2424Non-cyanidic tempering salts.
2525Metallic dust or powder.
2626Spent catalyst material.
2727Liquids or sludges that contain metals.
2828Residue from pollution-control operations, except scrubber sludges and sludges from water-purification plants and wastewater treatment plants.
2929Scrubber sludges.
3030Sludges from water-purification plants and wastewater treatment plants.
3131Decarbonization residue.
3232Ion-exchange column residue.
3333Sewage sludges.
3434Wastewaters that are not otherwise taken into account in this Part.
3535Residue from the cleaning of tanks or equipment.
3636Contaminated equipment.
3737Contaminated containers whose contents included one or more of the constituents listed in column 2 of Part 3.
3838Batteries and other electrical cells.
3939Vegetable oils.
4040Material that has been segregated from households and that exhibits any of the characteristics listed in column 2 of Part 4.
4141Any other waste that contains any of the constituents listed in column 2 of Part 3.


Constituents of Potentially Hazardous Waste

Column 1Column 2
ItemCodeConstituentFootnote for PART 3 Constituents of Potentially Hazardous Wastea
1C1Beryllium, beryllium compounds (Y20)
2C2Vanadium compounds
3C3Hexavalent chromium compounds (Y21)
4C4Cobalt compounds
5C5Nickel compounds
6C6Copper compounds (Y22)
7C7Zinc compounds (Y23)
8C8Arsenic, arsenic compounds (Y24)
9C9Selenium, selenium compounds (Y25)
10C10Silver compounds
11C11Cadmium, cadmium compounds (Y26)
12C12Tin compounds
13C13Antimony, antimony compounds (Y27)
14C14Tellurium, tellurium compounds (Y28)
15C15Barium, barium compounds, excluding barium sulfate
16C16Mercury, mercury compounds (Y29)
17C17Thallium, thallium compounds (Y30)
18C18Lead, lead compounds (Y31)
19C19Inorganic sulphides
20C20Inorganic fluorine compounds, excluding calcium fluoride (Y32)
21C21Inorganic cyanides (Y33)
22C22The following alkaline or alkaline earth metals: lithium, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium
23C23Acidic solutions or acids in solid form (Y34)
24C24Basic solutions or bases in solid form (Y35)
25C25Asbestos (dust and fibres) (Y36)
26C26Organic phosphorus compounds (Y37)
27C27Metal carbonyls (Y19)
32C32Polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls, polybrominated biphenyls (Y10)
33C33Pharmaceutical or veterinary compounds
34C34Biocides and phyto-pharmaceutical substances
35C35Infectious substances
37C37Isocyanates, thiocyanates
38C38Organic cyanides (Y38)
39C39Phenols, phenol compounds, including chlorophenols (Y39)
40C40Ethers (Y40)
41C41Halogenated organic solvents (Y41)
42C42Organic solvents, excluding halogenated solvents (Y42)
43C43Organohalogen compounds other than substances referred to in this Part (Y45)
44C44Aromatic compounds, polycyclic and heterocyclic organic compounds
45C45Organic nitrogen compounds, especially aliphatic amines
46C46Organic nitrogen compounds, especially aromatic amines
47C47Substances of an explosive character (Y15)
48C48Sulphur organic compounds
49C49Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan (Y43)
50C50Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (Y44)
51C51Hydrocarbons and their oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur compounds that are not otherwise taken into account in this Part
  • Return to footnote aIf applicable, correspondence with codes referred to in Annex I to the Convention is indicated in brackets after the constituent.


List of Hazardous Characteristics

Column 1Column 2
ItemCodeFootnote for PART 4 List of Hazardous CharacteristicsbHazardous Characteristic
1H3Liquids, mixtures of liquids and liquids containing solids in solution or suspension that give off a flammable vapour at temperatures of not more than 60.5ºC, for a closed-cup test, or not more than 65.6ºC for an open-cup test. (Since the results of open- and closed-cup tests are not strictly comparable and even individual results by the same test are often variable, regulations varying from the above figures to make allowance for such differences would be within the spirit of this description.) Includes paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc., but does not include any substance or waste that is otherwise classified on account of its dangerous characteristics. (Flammable liquids)
2H4.1Solids or waste solids (other than those classed as explosives) that, under conditions encountered in transport, are readily combustible or may cause or contribute to fire through friction. (Flammable solids)
3H4.2Any substance or waste that is liable to spontaneous heating under normal conditions encountered in transport or to heating up in contact with air, and is liable to catch fire. (Spontaneous combustion)
4H4.3Any substance or waste that is liable, by interaction with water, to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities. (In contact with water, spontaneous combustion or emission of flammable gases)
5H5.1Any substance or waste that is not necessarily combustible itself but that may, generally by yielding oxygen, cause or contribute to the combustion of other material. (Oxidizing)
6H5.2Any organic substance or waste containing the bivalent-0-0-structure that may undergo exothermic self-accelerating decomposition due to its thermal instability. (Organic peroxides)
7H6.1Any substance or waste that is liable to cause death, serious injury or harm to human health if swallowed, inhaled or placed in contact with skin. (Poisonous (acute))
8H6.2Any substance or waste containing viable micro-organisms or their toxins that are known or suspected to cause disease in animals or humans. (Infectious Substances)
9H8Any substance or waste that, by chemical action, causes severe damage when in contact with living tissue or, in the case of leakage, materially damages or destroys other goods or the means of transport. It may also cause other hazards. (Corrosives)
10H10Any substance or waste that is liable, by interaction with air or water, to give off toxic gases in dangerous quantities. (Liberation of toxic gases in contact with air or water)
11H11Any substance or waste that, if it is inhaled or ingested, or if it penetrates the skin, may involve delayed or chronic effects, including carcinogenicity. (Toxic (delayed or chronic))
12H12Any substance or waste that, if it is released, presents or may cause immediate or delayed adverse impacts to the environment by means of bioaccumulation or has toxic effects on biotic systems. (Ecotoxic)
13H13Any substance or waste that is capable, by any means after disposal, of yielding another material (e.g., leachate that possesses any of the characteristics listed in this Part). (Leachate)
  • Return to footnote bCode numbers correspond to the hazard class numbering system in the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods for H3 through H8.


Activities That May Generate Potentially Hazardous Waste

Column 1Column 2
Agriculture — Farming Industry
1A100Agriculture and forest management
3A102Animal husbandry
4A103Forest management and forest exploitation (lumbering)
5A110Animal and vegetable products from the food sector
6A111Meat industry, slaughterhouses and butchery
7A112Dairy industry
8A113Animal and vegetable oil and grease industry
9A114Sugar industry
10A115Other activities of the food sector
11A120Drink industry
12A121Distillation of alcohol and spirits
13A122Brewing of beer
14A123Manufacture of other drinks
15A130Manufacture of animal feed
16A150Coal industry
17A151Production and preparation of coal and coal products
18A152Coking operations
19A160Petroleum industry
20A161Extraction of petroleum and natural gas
21A162Petroleum refining
22A163Storage of petroleum and products derived from refining of natural gas
23A170Production of electricity
24A171Central thermal facilities
25A172Central hydraulic facilities
26A173Central nuclear facilities
27A174Other central electricity facilities
28A180Production of water
Metallurgy — Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
29A200Extraction of metallic ores
30A210Ferrous metallurgy
31A211Cast iron production (coke oven)
32A212Raw steel production (pig iron)
33A213Primary steel transformation (rolling mills)
34A220Non-ferrous metallurgy
35A221Production of alumina
36A222Aluminum metallurgy
37A223Metallurgy of lead and zinc
38A224Metallurgy of precious metals
39A225Metallurgy of other non-ferrous metals
40A226Ferro-alloy industry
41A227Manufacture of electrodes
42A230Foundry and metalworking operations
43A231Ferrous metal foundries
44A232Non-ferrous metal foundries
45A233Metalworking (not including machining)
46A240Mechanical, electrical and electronic construction
48A242Thermal treatment
49A243Surface treatment
50A244Application of paint
51A245Assembly and wiring
52A246Production of batteries and dry cells
53A247Production of electrical wires and cables (cladding, plating, insulation)
54A248Production of electronic components
Non-Metallic Minerals — Construction Material — Ceramics — Glass
55A260Mining and quarrying of non-metallic minerals
56A270Construction material, ceramics and glass
57A271Production of lime, cement and plaster
58A272Fabrication of ceramic products
59A273Fabrication of products containing asbestos cement
60A274Production of other construction material
61A275Glass industry
62A280Building, building sites and landscaping
Primary Chemical Industry
63A300Production of primary chemicals and chemical feedstocks
64A301Chlorine industry
65A351Fertilizer fabrication
66A401Other manufacturing generators of primary inorganic industrial chemicals
67A451Petroleum and coal industry
68A501Manufacture of basic plastic material
69A551Other primary organic chemical manufacture
70A601Chemical treatment of fats and fabrication of basic substances for detergents
71A651Fabrication of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, biocides and weed killers
72A669Other manufacture of finished chemicals
Industries Producing Products Based Upon Primary Chemicals
73A700Production of inks, varnish, paints and glues
74A701Production of ink
75A702Production of paint
76A703Production of varnish
77A704Production of glue
78A710Fabrication of photographic products
79A711Production of photosensitive plates
80A712Fabrication of products for photographic treatments
81A720Perfume industry and fabrication of soap and detergent products
82A721Fabrication of soap products
83A722Fabrication of detergent products
84A723Fabrication of perfume products
85A730Finished rubber and plastic material
86A731Rubber industry
87A732Finished plastic material
88A740Fabrication of products based upon asbestos
89A750Production of powders and explosives
Textiles and Leathers — Various Wood Based and Furniture Industries
90A760Textile and clothing industry
91A761Combing and carding of textile fibres
92A762Threading, spinning and weaving
93A763Bleaching, dyeing and printing
94A764Clothing manufacture
95A770Leather and hide industry
96A771Tanneries, tanning
97A772Fur trade
98A773Manufacture of shoes and other leather products
99A780Wood and furniture industry
100A781Sawmills and production of wood panels
101A782Manufacture of wood and furniture products
102A790Various related industries
Paper — Cardboard — Printing
103A800Paper and cardboard industry
104A801Fabrication of paper pulp
105A802Manufacture of paper and cardboard
106A803Finished goods of paper and cardboard
107A810Printing, publishing and photographic laboratories
108A811Printing and publishing
109A812Photographic laboratories
Commercial Services
110A820Laundries, bleaching services and dyers
111A830Business enterprise
112A840Transport, automobile dealers and repair facilities
113A841Automobile dealers and automobile repair facilities
115A850Hotels, cafés and restaurants
General Services
117A861Health (hospitals, medical centres, nursing homes and laboratories)
119A871Research (including research laboratories)
120A880Administrative activities, offices
Pollution Control — Waste Disposal
122A900Cleaning and maintenance of public areas
123A910Urban water treatment facilities
124A920Urban waste treatment
125A930Treatment of industrial effluents and waste
127A932Physico-chemical treatment
128A933Biological treatment
129A934Solidification of waste
130A935Collection or pre-treatment of waste
131A936Landbased disposal above, on or below the surface
Regeneration — Recovery
132A940Regeneration activities
133A941Regeneration of oils
134A942Regeneration of solvents
135A943Regeneration of ion exchange resins
136A950Recovery activities

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