Guide to Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Classification: appendices


Appendix 1: Reasons Why Wastes or Materials are Intended for Disposal/Recycling (Table 1 of OECD Decision C(88)90/Final)
Code Description
Q1 Production residues not otherwise specified below
Q2 Off-specification products
Q3 Products whose date for appropriate use has expired
Q4 Materials spilled, lost, or having undergone other mishap, including any materials, equipment, etc. contaminated as a result of the mishap
Q5 Materials contaminated or soiled as a result of planned actions, (e.g., residues from cleaning operations, packing materials, containers)
Q6 Unusable parts (e.g., reject batteries, exhausted catalysts)
Q7 Substances that no longer perform satisfactorily (e.g., contaminated acids, contaminated solvents, exhausted tempering salts)
Q8 Residues of industrial processes (e.g., slags, still bottoms)
Q9 Residues from pollution abatement processes ((e.g., scrubber sludges, baghouse dusts, spent filters))
Q10 Machining/finishing residues (e.g., lathe turning, mill scales)
Q11 Residues from raw material processing (e.g., mining residues, oil field slop)
Q12 Adulterated materials (e.g., oils contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls)
Q13 Any materials, substances, or products whose use has been banned by law in the country of exportation
Q14 Products for which there is no further use (e.g., agricultural, household, office, commercial, and shop discards)
Q15 Materials, substances, or products resulting from remedial actions with respect to contaminated land
Q16 Any materials, substances, or products the generator or exporter declares to be wastes, and which are not contained in the above categories
Appendix 2: Disposal Operations for Hazardous Wastes (Schedule 1 of the Regulations)
Code Description
D1 Release into or onto land, other than by any of operations D3 to D5 or D12
D2 Land treatment, such as biodegradation of liquid or sludges in soil
D3 Deep injection, such as injection into wells, salt domes, or naturally occurring repositories
D4 Surface impoundment, such as placing liquids or sludges into pits, ponds, or lagoons
D5 Specially engineered landfilling, such as placement into separate, lined cells that are isolated from each other and the environment
D6 Release into water other than a sea or ocean, other than by operation D4
D7 Release into a sea or ocean, including sea-bed insertion, other than by operation D4
D8 Biological treatment not otherwise specified in this schedule
D9 Physical or chemical treatment not otherwise specified in this schedule, such as calcination, neutralization, or precipitation
D10 Incineration or thermal treatment on land
D11 Incineration or thermal treatment at sea
D12 Permanent storage
D13 Blending or mixing prior to any of operations D1 to D12 (note: this is an interim operation)
D14 Repackaging prior to any of operations D1 to D13 (note: this is an interim operation and apply up to D12)
D15 Release, including the venting of compressed or liquefied gases, or treatment, other than by any of operations D1 to D12
D16 Testing of a new technology to dispose of hazardous waste
D17 Interim storage prior to any of operations D1 to D12 (note: this is an interim operation)
Appendix 3: Recycling Operations for Hazardous Recyclable Material (Schedule 2 of the Regulations)
Code Description
R1 Use as a fuel in an energy recovery system, where the net heating value of the material is at least 12 780 kJ/kg
R2 Recovery or regeneration of substances that have been used as solvents 
R3 Recovery of organic substances that have not been used as solvents
R4 Recovery of metals and metal compounds
R5 Recovery of inorganic materials other than metals or metal compounds
R6 Regeneration of acids or bases  
R7 Recovery of components used for pollution abatement
R8 Recovery of components from catalysts
R9 Re-refining or re-use of used oil, other than by operation R1
R10 Land treatment resulting in agricultural or ecological improvement
R11 Use of residual materials obtained by any of operations R1 to R10 or R14
R12 Exchange of a recyclable material for another recyclable material prior to recycling by any of operations R1 to R11 or R14 (note: this is an interim operation)
R13 Accumulation prior to recycling by any of operations R1 to R11 or R14 (note: this is an interim operation)
R14 Recovery or regeneration of a substance or use or re-use of a recyclable material, other than by any of operations R1 to R10
R15 Testing of a new technology to recycle a hazardous recyclable material
R16 Interim storage prior to any of operations R1 to R11 or R14 (note: this is an interim operation)
Appendix 4: Generic Types of Potentially Hazardous Wastes (Table 3 of OECD Decision C(94)152/Final) Footnote1
Code Description
1 Clinical wastes from medical care in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics
2 Wastes from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products
3 Waste pharmaceuticals, drugs, and medicines
4 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals
5 Wastes from the manufacture, formulation, and use of wood-preserving chemicals
6 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of organic solvents
7 Wastes from heat treatment and tempering operations containing cyanides
8 Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use
9 Waste oil/water, hydrocarbon/water mixtures, and emulsions
10 Waste substances and articles containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls , or polybrominated biphenyls
11 Waste tarry residues arising from refining, distillation, and any pyrolytic treatment
12 Wastes from production, formulation, and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, and varnishes
13 Wastes from production, formulation, and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, and glues/adhesives
14 Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities that are not identified or are new, and whose effects on humans or the environment are unknown
15 Wastes of an explosive nature that are not subject to other legislation
16 Wastes from production, formulation, and use of photographic chemicals and processing materials
17 Wastes resulting from surface treatment of metals and plastics
18 Residues arising from industrial waste-disposal operations
Materials containing any of the constituents listed in Table 4 (“C” codes) and consisting of
19 Animal or vegetable soaps, fats, or waxes
20 Non-halogenated organic substances not employed as solvents
21 Inorganic substances without metals
22 Ashes or cinders
23 Soil, sand, or clay, including dredging spoils
24 Non-cyanidic tempering salts
25 Metallic dust or powder
26 Spent catalyst materials
27 Liquids or sludges containing metals
28 Residue from pollution-control operations, except numbers 29 and 30 below
29 Scrubber sludges
30 Sludges from water-purification plants and wastewater treatment plants
31 Decarbonization residue
32 Ion-exchange column residue
33 Sewage sludges
34 Wastewaters not otherwise taken into account in Table 4
35 Residue from the cleaning of tanks or equipment
36 Contaminated equipment
37 Contaminated containers whose contents included one or more of the constituents listed in Table 5
38 Batteries and other electrical cells
39 Vegetable oils
40 Materials that have been segregated from households and exhibit any of the characteristics listed in Table 6
41 Any other wastes containing any of the constituents listed in Table 5
Appendix 5: Constituents of Potentially Hazardous Wastes Footnote2 (Table 4 of OECD Decision C(94)152/Final)
Code Description
C1 Beryllium, beryllium compounds (Y20)
C2 Vanadium compounds
C3 Hexavalent chromium compounds (Y21)
C4 Cobalt compounds
C5 Nickel compounds
C6 Copper compounds (Y22)
C7 Zinc compounds (Y23)
C8 Arsenic, arsenic compounds (Y24)
C9 Selenium, selenium compounds (Y25)
C10 Silver compounds
C11 Cadmium, cadmium compounds (Y26)
C12 Tin compounds
C13 Antimony, antimony compounds (Y27)
C14 Tellurium, tellurium compounds (Y28)
C15 Barium, barium compounds, excluding barium sulfate
C16 Mercury, mercury compounds (Y29)
C17 Thallium, thallium compounds (Y30)
C18 Lead, lead compounds (Y31)
C19 Inorganic sulphides
C20 Inorganic fluorine compounds, excluding calcium fluoride (Y32)
C21 Inorganic cyanides (Y33)
C22 The following alkaline or alkaline earth metals: lithium, sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium in combined form
C23 Acidic solutions or acids in solid form (Y34)
C24 Basic solutions or bases in solid form (Y35)
C25 Asbestos (dust and fibres) (Y36)
C26 Organic phosphorus compounds (Y37)
C27 Metal carbonyls (Y19)
C28 Peroxides
C29 Chlorates
C30 Perchlorates
C31 Azides
C32 Polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls, polybrominated biphenyls (Y10)
C33 Pharmaceutical or veterinary compounds
C34 Biocides and phyto-pharmaceutical substances
C35 Infectious substances
C36 Creosotes
C37 Isocyanates, thiocyanates
C38 Organic cyanides (Y38)
C39 Phenols, phenol compounds, including chlorophenols (Y39)
C40 Ethers (Y40)
C41 Halogenated organic solvents (Y41)
C42 Organic solvents, excluding halogenated solvents (Y42)
C43 Organohalogen compounds other than substances referred to in this table (Y45)
C44 Aromatic compounds, polycyclic and heterocyclic organic compounds
C45 Organic nitrogen compounds, especially aliphatic amines
C46 Organic nitrogen compounds, especially aromatic amines
C47 Substances of an explosive character (Y15)
C48 Sulphur organic compounds
C49 Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan (Y43)
C50 Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (Y44)
C51 Hydrocarbons and their oxygen, nitrogen, and sulphur compounds that are not otherwise taken into account this Table
Appendix 6: List of Hazardous Characteristics Footnote3 (Table 5 of OECD Decision C(94)152/Final)
Code Characteristic Description
H3 Flammable Liquids "Flammable" has the same meaning as "inflammable". Flammable liquids are liquids, 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, closed-cup test, or not more than 65.6ºC, 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 definition). Flammable liquids include paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc., but do not include substances or wastes otherwise classified on account of their dangerous characteristics.
H4.1 Flammable Solids Solids 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.
H4.2 Substances or Wastes Liable to Spontaneous Combustion Substances or wastes that are liable to spontaneous heating under normal conditions encountered in transport or to heating up in contact with air, and being liable to catch fire.
H4.3 Substances or Wastes That, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases Substances or wastes that, by interaction with water, are liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities.
H5.1 Oxidizing Substances or wastes that, while in themselves are not necessarily combustible, may, generally by yielding oxygen, cause or contribute to the combustion of other materials.
H5.2 Organic Peroxides Organic substances or wastes containing the bivalent-0-0- structure that may undergo exothermic self- accelerating decomposition due to their thermal instability.
H6.1 Poisonous (Acute) Substances or wastes liable to cause death, serious injury, or harm human health if swallowed, inhaled, or in contact with skin.
H6.2 Infectious Substances Substances or wastes containing viable micro-organisms or their toxins that are known or suspected to cause disease in animals or humans.
H8 Corrosives Substances or wastes that, by chemical action, cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue or, in the case of leakage, materially damage or destroy other goods or the means of transport. They may also cause other hazards.
H10 Liberation of Toxic Gases in Contact with Air or Water Substances or wastes that, by interaction with air or water, are liable to give off toxic gases in dangerous quantities.
H11 Toxic (Delayed or Chronic) Substances or wastes that, if they are inhaled, ingested, or penetrate the skin, may involve delayed or chronic effects, including carcinogenicity.
H12 Ecotoxic Substances or wastes that, if released, present or may cause immediate or delayed adverse impacts to the environment by means of bioaccumulation or have toxic effects on biotic systems.
H13 Leachate Substances or wastes capable, by any means after disposal, of yielding another material (e.g., leachate that possesses any of the characteristics listed above).
Appendix 7: Activities That May Generate Potentially Hazardous Waste (Table 6 of OECD Decision C(94)152/Final)
Code Description
Agriculture - Farming Industry
A100 Agriculture, forest management
A101 Cultivation
A102 Animal husbandry
A103 Forest management and forest exploitation (lumbering)
A110 Animal and vegetable products from the food sector
A111 Meat industry, slaughterhouses, butchery
A112 Dairy industry
A113 Animal and vegetable oil and grease industry
A114 Sugar industry
A115 Others
A120 Drink industry
A121 Distillation of alcohol and spirits
A122 Brewing of beer
A123 Manufacture of other drinks
A130 Manufacture of animal feed
Energy
A150 Coal industry
A151 Production and preparation of coal and coal products
A152 Coking operations
A160 Petroleum industry
A161 Extraction of petroleum and natural gas
A162 Petroleum refining
A163 Storage of petroleum and products derived from refining of natural gas
A170 Production of electricity
A171 Central thermal facilities
A172 Central hydraulic facilities
A173 Central nuclear facilities
A174 Other central electricity facilities
A180 Production of water
Metallurgy - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
A200 Extraction of metallic ores
A210 Ferrous metallurgy
A211 Cast iron production (coke oven)
A212 Raw steel production (pig iron)
A213 Primary steel transformation (rolling mills)
A220 Non-ferrous metallurgy
A221 Production of alumina
A222 Aluminium metallurgy
A223 Metallurgy of lead and zinc
A224 Metallurgy of precious metals
A225 Metallurgy of other non-ferrous metals
A226 Ferro-alloy industry
A227 Manufacture of electrodes
A230 Foundry and metalworking operations
A231 Ferrous metal foundries
A232 Non-ferrous metal foundries
A233 Metalworking (not including machining)
A240 Mechanical, electrical and electronic construction
A241 Machining
A242 Thermal treatment
A243 Surface treatment
A244 Application of paint
A245 Assembly, wiring
A246 Production of batteries and dry cells
A247 Production of electrical wires and cables (cladding, plating, insulation).
A248 Production of electronic components
Non-Metallic Minerals - Construction Materials - Ceramics - Glass
A260 Mining and quarrying of non-metallic minerals
A270 Construction materials, ceramics, glass
A271 Production of lime, cement and plaster
A272 Fabrication of ceramic products
A273 Fabrication of products containing asbestos cement
A274 Production of other construction materials
A275 Glass industry
A280 Building, building sites, landscaping
Primary Chemical Industry
A300 Production of primary chemicals and chemical feedstocks
A301 Chlorine industry
A351 Fertilizer fabrication
A401 Other manufacturing generators of primary inorganic industrial chemicals
A451 Petroleum and coal industry
A501 Manufacture of basic plastic materials
A551 Other primary organic chemical manufacture
A601 Chemical treatment of fats; fabrication of basic substances for detergents
A651 Fabrication of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, biocides, weed killers
A669 Other manufacture of finished chemicals
Industries Producing Products Based upon Primary Chemicals
A700 Production of inks, varnish, paints, glues
A701 Production of ink
A702 Production of paint
A703 Production of varnish
A704 Production of glue
A710 Fabrication of photographic products
A711 Production of photosensitive plates
A712 Fabrication of products for photographic treatments
A720 Perfume industry and fabrication of soap and detergentproducts
A721 Fabrication of soap products
A722 Fabrication of detergent products
A723 Fabrication of perfume products
A730 Finished rubber and plastic materials
A731 Rubber industry
A732 Finished plastic materials
A740 Fabrication of products based upon asbestos
A750 Production of powders and explosives
Textiles and Leathers - Various Wood Based and Furniture Industries
A760 Textile and clothing industry
A761 Combing and carding of textile fibres
A762 Threading, spinning, weaving
A763 Bleaching, dyeing, printing
A764 Clothing manufacture
A770 Leather and hide industry
A771 Tanneries, tanning
A772 Fur trade
A773 Manufacture of shoes and other leather products
A780 Wood and furniture industry
A781 Sawmills, production of wood panels
A782 Manufacture of wood and furniture products
A790 Various related industries
Paper - Cardboard - Printing
A800 Paper and cardboard industry
A801 Fabrication of paper pulp
A802 Manufacture of paper and cardboard
A803 Finished goods of paper and cardboard
A810 Printing, publishing, photographic laboratories
A811 Printing, publishing
A812 Photographic laboratories
Commercial Services
A820 Laundries, bleaching services, dyers
A830 Business enterprise
A840 Transport, automobile dealers and repair facilities
A841 Automobile dealers and automobile repair facilities
A842 Transportation
A850 Hotels, cafés, restaurants
General Services
A860 Health
A861 Health (Hospitals, medical centres, nursing homes, laboratories)
A870 Research
A871 Research (including research laboratories)
A880 Administrative activities, offices
Households
A890 Households
Pollution Control - Waste Disposal
A900 Cleaning and maintenance of public areas
A910 Urban water treatment facilities
A920 Urban waste treatment
A930 Treatment of industrial effluents and wastes
A931 Incineration
A932 Physico-chemical treatment
A933 Biological treatment
A934 Solidification of wastes
A935 Collection and/or pre-treatment of wastes
A936 Landbased disposal above, on or below the surface
Regeneration - Recovery
A940 Regeneration activities
A941 Regeneration of oils
A942 Regeneration of solvents
A943 Regeneration of ion exchange resins
A950 Recovery activities
Appendix 8: Core List of Waste Streams to Be Controlled under the Basel Convention and the OECD Decision C(2001)107/Final
Code Description
Y1 Clinical wastes from medical care in hospitals, medical centres, and clinics
Y2 Wastes from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products
Y3 Waste pharmaceuticals, drugs, and medicines
Y4 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals
Y5 Wastes from the manufacture, formulation, and use of wood-preserving chemicals
Y6 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of organic solvents
Y7 Wastes from heat treatment and tempering operations containing cyanides
Y8 Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use
Y9 Waste oil/water, hydrocarbon/water mixtures, and emulsions
Y10 Waste substances and articles containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls, and polybrominated biphenyls
Y11 Waste tarry residues arising from refining, distillation, and any pyrolytic treatment
Y12 Wastes from production, formulation, and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, and varnishes
Y13 Wastes from production, formulation, and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, and glues/adhesives
Y14 Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities that are not identified or are new and whose effects on humans or the environment are not known
Y15 Wastes of an explosive nature not subject to other legislation
Y16 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of photographic chemicals and processing materials
Y17 Wastes resulting from the surface treatment of metals and plastics
Y18 Residues arising from industrial waste-disposal operations
Wastes having, as constituents:
Y19 Metal carbonyls
Y20 Beryllium, beryllium compounds
Y21 Hexavalent chromium compounds
Y22 Copper compounds
Y23 Zinc compounds
Y24 Arsenic, arsenic compounds
Y25 Selenium, selenium compounds
Y26 Cadmium, cadmium compounds
Y27 Antimony, antimony compounds
Y28 Tellurium, tellurium compounds
Y29 Mercury, mercury compounds
Y30 Thallium, thallium compounds
Y31 Lead, lead compounds
Y32 Inorganic fluorine compounds, excluding calcium fluoride
Y33 Inorganic cyanides
Y34 Acidic solutions or acids in solid form
Y35 Basic solutions or bases in solid form
Y36 Asbestos (dust and fibres)
Y37 Organic phosphorous compounds
Y38 Organic cyanides
Y39 Phenols, phenol compounds, including chlorophenols
Y40 Ethers
Y41 Halogenated organic solvents
Y42 Organic solvents, excluding halogenated solvents
Y43 Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan
Y44 Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin
Y45 Organohalogen compounds other than substances referred to in this table (e.g., Y39, Y41, Y42, Y43, Y44)
Wastes requiring special consideration:
Y46 Wastes collected from households
Y47 Residues arising from the incineration of household wastes
Appendix 9: Annex VIII of the Basel Convention
Code Description
A1 Metals and metal-bearing wastes
A1010

Metal wastes and wastes consisting of alloys of any of the following:

  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Selenium
  • Tellurium
  • Thallium

but excluding such wastes listed specifically on list B.

A1020

Wastes (excluding metal wastes in massive form) having as constituents or contaminants 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
A1160 Waste lead-acid batteries, whole or crushed
A1170 Unsorted waste batteries not specified on list B, containing Annex-I constituents to an extent to render them hazardous. This does not include mixtures of batteries that are only on list B
A1180 Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap-containing components, such as accumulators and other batteries included on list A, mercury-switches, glass from cathode-ray tubes, and other activated glass and PCB-capacitors, or waste contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g., cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to the extent that it possesses any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (note the related entry on list B B1110)
A2 Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents that may contain metals and organic materials
A2010 Glass waste from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glasses
A2020 Waste inorganic fluorine compounds in the form of liquids or sludges, excluding such wastes specified on list B
A2030 Waste catalysts, excluding such wastes specified on list B
A2040 Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes that contains 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 that may contain metals and inorganic materials
A3010 Wastes 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 the production, formulation, and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, and glues/adhesives, excluding such wastes specified on list B (note the related entry on list B B4020)
A3060 Waste nitrocellulose
A3070 Waste phenols and 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 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, 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, dichloro-ethane, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride, and epichlorhydrin
A3180 Wastes, substances, and articles containing, consisting of, or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated terphenyls, polychlorinated naphthalene, polybrominated biphenyls, or any other polybrominated analogues of these compounds, at a concentration of 50 mg/kg or more
A3190 Waste tarry residues (excluding asphalt cements) arising from the refining, distillation, and any pyrolitic treatment of organic materials
A4 Wastes that may contain either inorganic or organic constituents
A4010 Wastes from the production, preparation, and use of pharmaceutical products, 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 during research projects
A4030 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals,
including waste pesticides and herbicides that are off-specification, outdated, or unfit for their originally intended use
A4040 Wastes from the manufacture, formulation, and use of wood-preserving chemicals
A4050

Wastes that contain, consist of, or are contaminated with any of the following:

  • Inorganic cyanides, excluding precious-metal-bearing residues in solid form that contain traces of inorganic cyanides
  • Organic cyanides
A4060 Waste oil/water and hydrocarbon/water mixtures, emulsions
A4070 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, and varnishes, excluding any such waste specified on list B (note the related entry on list B B4010)
A4080 Wastes of an explosive nature, 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 the cleaning of industrial off-gases, 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-furanAny 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 Wastes consisting of or containing off-specification or outdated chemicals corresponding to Annex-I categories and exhibiting Annex-III hazard characteristics
A4150 Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities that are not identified or are new, and whose effects on human health or the environment are not known
A4160 Spent activated carbon not included on list B (note the related entry on list B B2060)

Appendix 10. Part II of Appendix 4 of OECD Decision C(2001)107/Final

The following wastes will also be subject to the Amber control procedure:

Appendix 10: Part II of Appendix 4 of OECD Decision C(2001)107/Final
Code Description
Metal-bearing waste
AA010 261900 Dross, scalings, and other wastes from the manufacture of iron and steel
AA060 262050 Vanadium ashes and residues
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 that may contain metals and organic materials
AB030 - Wastes from non-cyanide-based systems that arise from the surface treatment of metals
AB070 - Sands used in foundry operations
AB120 ex 281290
ex 3824
Inorganic halide compounds, not specified or included elsewhere
AB130 - Used blasting grit
AB150 ex 382490 Unrefined calcium sulphite and calcium sulphate from flue gas desulphurization
Wastes containing principally organic constituents that may contain metals and inorganic materials
AC020 - Bituminous materials (asphalt waste) not specified or included elsewhere
AC060 ex 381900 Hydraulic fluids
AC070 ex 381900 Brake fluids
AC080 ex 382000 Antifreeze fluids
AC150 - Chlorofluorocarbons
AC160 - Halons
AC170 ex 440310 Treated cork and wood wastes
AC250 - Surface active agents (surfactants)
AC260 ex 3101 Liquid pig manure, faeces
AC270 - Sewage sludge
Wastes that may contain either inorganic or organic constituents
AD090 ex 382490 Wastes from the production, formulation, and use of reprographic and photographic chemicals and materials not specified or included elsewhere
AD100 - Wastes from non-cyanide based systems that arise from the 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 that may contain metals and organic materials
RB020 ex 6815 Ceramic-based fibres with physico-chemical characteristics similar to those of asbestos
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