Guide to Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Classification: chapter 5


Classification Examples

Example 1: Spent sulphuric acid for import from an OECD member country, destined for recycling

Under paragraph 8(j) and (k) of the Regulations

  1. IWIC: Q7//R06//L40//C23//H8.0//A162//Y34
  2. Basel Code: N/A
  3. OECD Code: A4090
  4. Commodity Code: HS 2807.00.00.00
  5. ID Number: N/A
  6. TDGR Information: UN1832, Class 8, PG II
  7. R or D Code: R06 - Regeneration of acids or bases
  8. POPs: N/A

Example 2: Contaminated soil (consisting mainly of arsenic and mercury and a little bit of lead) for import from an non-OECD member country, destined for disposal

Under paragraph 8(j) and (k) of the Regulations

  1. IWIC: Q15//D9//S23//C8+C16+C18//H13//A200//Y24+Y29+Y31
  2. Basel Code: A1030
  3. OECD Code: N/A
  4. Commodity Code: 2620.60.00.00
  5. ID Number: L4 (note: the leachate code for asenic is more important (as the “C” codes order is showing) than the leachate code for lead, so L4 is used instead of L17)
  6. TDGR Information: UN3077, Class 9, PG III
  7. D Code: D9 - Physical or chemical treatment not otherwise referred to in this schedule, such as calcinations, neutralization, or precipitation
  8. POPs: N/A

Example 3: Spent lead-acid batteries for export to an OECD member country, destined for recycling

Under paragraph 8(j) and (k) of the Regulations

  1. IWIC: Q6+7//R13//S38//C18+C23//H8//A842//Y31+Y34
  2. Basel Code: N/A
  3. OECD Code: A1160
  4. Commodity Code: 8548.10.90.10
  5. ID Number: N/A
  6. TDGR Information: UN2794, Class 8, PG N/A
  7. R Code: R13 - Accumulation prior to recycling by any operations R1 to R10 or R14.  Nnote that if the “D” or “R” code is an interim operation, the final disposal or recycling operation must also be indicated and linked to the authorized facilities that will perform them - see box 5 on the notice form); R4 - Recovery of metals or metal compounds
  8. POPs: N/A

Example 4: Non-halogenated waste organic solvent containing cyanide for import from non-OECD member country, destined for disposal

Under paragraph 8(j) and (k) of the Regulations

  1. IWIC: Q07//D09//L06//C38+42//H3+6.1//A871//Y06+Y38+Y42
  2. Basel Code: A3140 (note: A3140 is used here because it is more consistent with the leachate code ”L06” instead of having A4050 match with the C38 code)
  3. OECD Code: N/A
  4. Commodity Code: 3825.49.00.00
  5. ID Number: HAZ4
  6. TDGR Information: UN1992, Class 3 (6.1), PG I,II,III
  7. D Code: D09 - Physical or chemical treatment not otherwise referred to in this schedule, such as calcinations, neutralization, or precipitation
  8. POPs: N/A
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