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How to classify and assess waste

As part of your waste duty of care you must classify the waste your business produces:

  • before it is collected, disposed of or recovered
  • to identify the controls that apply to the movement of the waste
  • to complete waste documents and records
  • to identify suitably authorised waste management options
  • to prevent harm to people and the environment

You should use this guidance if you produce, manage or regulate waste. When completing waste documentation the waste must be classified using a code It will help you select the correct code for the waste and in particular decide whether the waste is hazardous or non-hazardous.

WM3 v1.1 should be used from the 5 July 2018 , this revision has an updated method of assessing the hazardous property HP14 Ecotoxicity together with minor amendments to other sections



Related document downloads

Waste Classification Technical Guidance WM3 version 1.1 PDF [4.2 MB]

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