Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Number of parties: 174
Theme: Chemicals and Waste Management
Entry into force: 2005
Article 1 Scope of the Convention
Article 2 Definitions
Article 3 National Definitions of Hazardous Wastes
Article 4 General Obligations
Article 5 Designation of Competent Authorities and Focal Point
Article 6 Transboundary Movement between Parties
Article 7 Transboundary Movement from a Party through States which are not Parties
Article 8 Duty to Re-import
Article 9 Illegal Traffic
Article 10 International Co-operation
Article 11 Bilateral, Multilateral and Regional Agreements
Article 12 Consultations on Liability
Article 13 Transmission of Information
Article 14 Financial Aspects
Article 15 Conference of the Parties
Article 16 Secretariat
Article 17 Amendment of the Convention
Article 18 Adoption and Amendment of Annexes
Article 19 Verification
Article 20 Settlement of Disputes
Article 21 Signature
Article 22 Ratification, Acceptance, Formal Confirmation or Approval
Article 23 Accession
Article 24 Right to Vote
Article 25 Entry into Force
Article 26 Reservations and Declarations
Article 27 Withdrawal
Article 28 Depository
Article 29 Authentic Texts
Annex I CATEGORIES OF WASTES TO BE CONTROLLED
Clinical wastes from medical care in hospitals, medical centers and clinics
Wastes from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products
Waste pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines
Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals
Wastes from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood preserving chemicals
Wastes from the production, formulation and use of organic solvents
Wastes from heat treatment and tempering operations containing cyanides
Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use
Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions
Waste substances and articles containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and/or polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) and/or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
Waste tarry residues arising from refining, distillation and any pyrolytic treatment
Wastes from production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish
Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives
Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on man and/or the environment are not known
Wastes of an explosive nature not subject to other legislation
Wastes from production, formulation and use of photographic chemicals and processing materials
Wastes resulting from surface treatment of metals and plastics
Residues arising from industrial waste disposal operations
Wastes having as constituents:
Beryllium; beryllium compounds
Hexavalent chromium compounds
Arsenic; arsenic compounds
Selenium; selenium compounds
Cadmium; cadmium compounds
Antimony; antimony compounds
Tellurium; tellurium compounds
Mercury; mercury compounds
Thallium; thallium compounds
Lead; lead compounds
Inorganic fluorine compounds excluding calcium fluoride
Acidic solutions or acids in solid form
Basic solutions or bases in solid form
Asbestos (dust and fibres)
Organic phosphorus compounds
Phenols; phenol compounds including chlorophenols
Halogenated organic solvents
Organic solvents excluding halogenated solvents
Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan
Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin
Organohalogen compounds other than substances referred to in this Annex (e.g. Y39, Y41, Y42, Y43, Y44)
(a) To facilitate the application of this Convention, and subject to paragraphs (b), (c) and (d), wastes listed in Annex VIII are characterized as hazardous pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention, and wastes listed in Annex IX are not covered by Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention.
(b) Designation of a waste on Annex VIII does not preclude, in a particular case, the use of Annex III to demonstrate that a waste is not hazardous pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention.
(c) Designation of a waste on Annex IX does not preclude, in a particular case, characterization of such a waste as hazardous pursuant to Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention if it contains Annex I material to an extent causing it to exhibit an Annex III characteristic.
(d) Annexes VIII and IX do not affect the application of Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention for the purpose of characterization of wastes.
 The amendment whereby paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) were added to the end of Annex I entered into force on 6 November 1998, six months following the issuance of depositary notification C.N.77.1998 of 6 May 1998 (reflecting Decision IV/9, adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its fourth meeting).
ANNEX II CATEGORIES OF WASTES REQUIRING SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Wastes collected from households
Residues arising from the incineration of household wastes
ANNEX III LIST OF HAZARDOUS CHARACTERISTICS
An explosive substance or waste is a solid or liquid substance or waste (or mixture of substances or wastes) which is in itself capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such a speed as to cause damage to the surroundings.
The word “flammable” has the same meaning as “inflammable”. Flammable liquids are liquids, or mixtures of liquids, or liquids containing solids in solution or suspension (for example, paints, varnishes, lacquers, etc., but not including substances or wastes otherwise classified on account of their dangerous characteristics) which 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-cup tests and of 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.)
Solids, or waste solids, other than those classed as explosives, which under conditions encountered in transport are readily combustible, or may cause or contribute to fire through friction.
Substances or wastes liable to spontaneous combustion
Substances or wastes which are liable to spontaneous heating under normal conditions encountered in transport, or to heating up on contact with air, and being then liable to catch fire.
Substances or wastes which, in contact with water emit flammable gases
Substances or wastes which, by interaction with water, are liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable gases in dangerous quantities.
Substances or wastes which, while in themselves not necessarily combustible, may, generally by yielding oxygen cause, or contribute to, the combustion of other materials.
Organic substances or wastes which contain the bivalent-o-o-structure are thermally unstable substances which may undergo exothermic self-accelerating decomposition.
Substances or wastes liable either to cause death or serious injury or to harm human health if swallowed or inhaled or by skin contact.
Substances or wastes containing viable micro organisms or their toxins which are known or suspected to cause disease in animals or humans.
Substances or wastes which, by chemical action, will cause severe damage when in contact with living tissue, or, in the case of leakage, will materially damage, or even destroy, other goods or the means of transport; they may also cause other hazards.
Liberation of toxic gases in contact with air or water
Substances or wastes which, by interaction with air or water, are liable to give off toxic gases in dangerous quantities.
Toxic (Delayed or chronic)
Substances or wastes which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may involve delayed or chronic effects, including carcinogenicity.
Substances or wastes which if released present or may present immediate or delayed adverse impacts to the environment by means of bioaccumulation and/or toxic effects upon biotic systems.
Capable, by any means, after disposal, of yielding another material, e.g., leachate, which possesses any of the characteristics listed above.
The potential hazards posed by certain types of wastes are not yet fully documented; tests to define quantitatively these hazards do not exist. Further research is necessary in order to develop means to characterise potential hazards posed to man and/or the environment by these wastes. Standardized tests have been derived with respect to pure substances and materials. Many countries have developed national tests which can be applied to materials listed in Annex I, in order to decide if these materials exhibit any of the characteristics listed in this Annex.
 Corresponds to the hazard classification system included in the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (ST/SG/AC.10/1Rev.5, United Nations, New York, 1988).
ANNEX IV DISPOSAL OPERATIONS
A. Operations which do not lead to the possibility of resource recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses
Section A encompasses all such disposal operations which occur in practice.
Deposit into or onto land, (e.g., landfill, etc.)
Land treatment, (e.g., biodegradation of liquid or sludgy discards in soils, etc.)
Deep injection, (e.g., injection of pumpable discards into wells, salt domes of naturally occurring repositories, etc.)
Surface impoundment, (e.g., placement of liquid or sludge discards into pits, ponds or lagoons, etc.)
Specially engineered landfill, (e.g., placement into lined discrete cells which are capped and isolated from one another and the environment, etc.)
Release into a water body except seas/oceans
Release into seas/oceans including sea-bed insertion
Biological treatment not specified elsewhere in this Annex which results in final compounds or mixtures which are discarded by means of any of the operations in Section A
Physico chemical treatment not specified elsewhere in this Annex which results in final compounds or mixtures which are discarded by means of any of the operations in Section A, (e.g., evaporation, drying, calcination, neutralization, precipitation, etc.)
Incineration on land
Incineration at sea
Permanent storage (e.g., emplacement of containers in a mine, etc.)
Blending or mixing prior to submission to any of the operations in Section A
Repackaging prior to submission to any of the operations in Section A
Storage pending any of the operations in Section A
B. Operations which may lead to resource recovery, recycling reclamation, direct re-use or alternative uses
Section B encompasses all such operations with respect to materials legally defined as or considered to be hazardous wastes and which otherwise would have been destined for operations included in Section A
Use as a fuel (other than in direct incineration) or other means to generate energy
Recycling/reclamation of organic substances which are not used as solvents
Recycling/reclamation of metals and metal compounds
Recycling/reclamation of other inorganic materials
Regeneration of acids or bases
Recovery of components used for pollution abatement
Recovery of components from catalysts
Used oil re-refining or other reuses of previously used oil
Land treatment resulting in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement
Uses of residual materials obtained from any of the operations numbered R1-R10
Exchange of wastes for submission to any of the operations numbered R1-R11
Accumulation of material intended for any operation in Section B
ANNEX V A INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED ON NOTIFICATION
1. Reason for waste export
2. Exporter of the waste 1/
3. Generator(s) of the waste and site of generation 1/
4. Disposer of the waste and actual site of disposal 1/
5. Intended carrier(s) of the waste or their agents, if known 1/
6. Country of export of the waste
Competent authority 2/
7. Expected countries of transit
Competent authority 2/
8. Country of import of the waste
Competent authority 2/
9. General or single notification
10. Projected date(s) of shipment(s) and period of time over which waste is to be exported and proposed itinerary (including point of entry and exit)3/
11. Means of transport envisaged (road, rail, sea, air, inland waters)
12. Information relating to insurance 4/
13. Designation and physical description of the waste including Y number and UN number and its composition 5/ and information on any special handling requirements including emergency provisions in case of accidents
14. Type of packaging envisaged (e.g. bulk, drummed, tanker)
15. Estimated quantity in weight/volume 6/
16. Process by which the waste is generated 7/
17. For wastes listed in Annex I, classifications from Annex III: hazardous characteristic, H number, and UN class
18. Method of disposal as per Annex IV
19. Declaration by the generator and exporter that the information is correct
20. Information transmitted (including technical description of the plant) to the exporter or generator from the disposer of the waste upon which the latter has based his assessment that there was no reason to believe that the wastes will not be managed in an environmentally sound manner in accordance with the laws and regulations of the country of import
21. Information concerning the contract between the exporter and disposer.
1/ Full name and address, telephone, telex or telefax number and the name, address, telephone, telex or telefax number of the person to be contacted.
2/ Full name and address, telephone, telex or telefax number.
3/ In the case of a general notification covering several shipments, either the expected dates of each shipment or, if this is not known, the expected frequency of the shipments will be required.
4/ Information to be provided on relevant insurance requirements and how they are met by exporter, carrier and disposer.
5/ The nature and the concentration of the most hazardous components, in terms of toxicity and other dangers presented by the waste both in handling and in relation to the proposed disposal method.
6/ In the case of a general notification covering several shipments, both the estimated total quantity and the estimated quantities for each individual shipment will be required.
7/ Insofar as this is necessary to assess the hazard and determine the appropriateness of the proposed disposal operation.
ANNEX V B INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED ON THE MOVEMENT DOCUMENT
1. Exporter of the waste 1/
2. Generator(s) of the waste and site of generation 1/
3. Disposer of the waste and actual site of disposal 1/
4. Carrier(s) of the waste 1/ or his agent(s)
5. Subject of general or single notification
6. The date the transboundary movement started and date(s) and signature on receipt by each person who takes charge of the waste
7. Means of transport (road, rail, inland waterway, sea, air) including countries of export, transit and import, also point of entry and exit where these have been designated
8. General description of the waste (physical state, proper UN shipping name and class, UN number, Y number and H number as applicable)
9. Information on special handling requirements including emergency provision in case of accidents
10. Type and number of packages
11. Quantity in weight/volume
12. Declaration by the generator or exporter that the information is correct
13. Declaration by the generator or exporter indicating no objection from the competent authorities of all States concerned which are Parties
14. Certification by disposer of receipt at designated disposal facility and indication of method of disposal and of the approximate date of disposal.
The information required on the movement document shall where possible be integrated in one document with that required under transport rules. Where this is not possible the information should complement rather than duplicate that required under the transport rules. The movement document shall carry instructions as to who is to provide information and fill-out any form.
1/ Full name and address, telephone, telex or telefax number and the name, address, telephone, telex or telefax number of the person to be contacted in case of emergency.
ANNEX VI ARBITRATION
Unless the agreement referred to in Article 20 of the Convention provides otherwise, the arbitration procedure shall be conducted in accordance with Articles 2 to 10 below.
The claimant Party shall notify the Secretariat that the Parties have agreed to submit the dispute to arbitration pursuant to paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 of Article 20 and include, in particular, the Articles of the Convention the interpretation or application of which are at issue. The Secretariat shall forward the information thus received to all Parties to the Convention.
The arbitral tribunal shall consist of three members. Each of the Parties to the dispute shall appoint an arbitrator, and the two arbitrators so appointed shall designate by common agreement the third arbitrator, who shall be the chairman of the tribunal. The latter shall not be a national of one of the Parties to the dispute, nor have his usual place of residence in the territory of one of these Parties, nor be employed by any of them, nor have dealt with the case in any other capacity.
1. If the chairman of the arbitral tribunal has not been designated within two months of the appointment of the second arbitrator, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall, at the request of either Party, designate him within a further two months period.
2. If one of the Parties to the dispute does not appoint an arbitrator within two months of the receipt of the request, the other Party may inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations who shall designate the chairman of the arbitral tribunal within a further two months’ period. Upon designation, the chairman of the arbitral tribunal shall request the Party which has not appointed an arbitrator to do so within two months. After such period, he shall inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall make this appointment within a further two months’ period.
1. The arbitral tribunal shall render its decision in accordance with international law and in accordance with the provisions of this Convention.
2. Any arbitral tribunal constituted under the provisions of this Annex shall draw up its own rules of procedure.
1. The decisions of the arbitral tribunal both on procedure and on substance, shall be taken by majority vote of its members.
2. The tribunal may take all appropriate measures in order to establish the facts. It may, at the request of one of the Parties, recommend essential interim measures of protection.
3. The Parties to the dispute shall provide all facilities necessary for the effective conduct of the proceedings.
4. The absence or default of a Party in the dispute shall not constitute an impediment to the proceedings.
The tribunal may hear and determine counter-claims arising directly out of the subject-matter of the dispute.
Unless the arbitral tribunal determines otherwise because of the particular circumstances of the case, the expenses of the tribunal, including the remuneration of its members, shall be borne by the Parties to the dispute in equal shares. The tribunal shall keep a record of all its expenses, and shall furnish a final statement thereof to the Parties.
Any Party that has an interest of a legal nature in the subject-matter of the dispute which may be affected by the decision in the case, may intervene in the proceedings with the consent of the tribunal.
1. The tribunal shall render its award within five months of the date on which it is established unless it finds it necessary to extend the time-limit for a period which should not exceed five months.
2. The award of the arbitral tribunal shall be accompanied by a statement of reasons. It shall be final and binding upon the Parties to the dispute.
3. Any dispute which may arise between the Parties concerning the interpretation or execution of the award may be submitted by either Party to the arbitral tribunal which made the award or, if the latter cannot be seized thereof, to another tribunal constituted for this purpose in the same manner as the first.
ANNEX VIII LIST A
Wastes contained in this Annex are characterized as hazardous under Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention, and their designation on this Annex does not preclude the use of Annex III to demonstrate that a waste is not hazardous.
A1 Metal and metal-bearing wastes
Metal wastes and waste consisting of alloys of any of the following:
but excluding such wastes specifically listed on list B.
Waste having as constituents or contaminants, excluding metal waste in massive form, any of the following:
• Antimony; antimony compounds
• Beryllium; beryllium compounds
• Cadmium; cadmium compounds
• Lead; lead compounds
• Selenium; selenium compounds
• Tellurium; tellurium compounds
Wastes having as constituents or contaminants any of the following:
• Arsenic; arsenic compounds
• Mercury; mercury compounds
• Thallium; thallium compounds
Wastes having as constituents any of the following:
• Metal carbonyls
• Hexavalent chromium compounds
Waste liquors from the pickling of metals
Leaching residues from zinc processing, dust and sludges such as jarosite, hematite, etc.
Waste zinc residues not included on list B, containing lead and cadmium in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics
Ashes from the incineration of insulated copper wire
Dusts and residues from gas cleaning systems of copper smelters
Spent electrolytic solutions from copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations
Waste sludges, excluding anode slimes, from electrolyte purification systems in copper electrorefining and electrowinning operations
Spent etching solutions containing dissolved copper
Waste cupric chloride and copper cyanide catalysts
Precious metal ash from incineration of printed circuit boards not included on list B
Waste lead-acid batteries, whole or crushed
Unsorted waste batteries excluding mixtures of only list B batteries. Waste batteries not specified on list B containing Annex I constituents to an extent to render them hazardous
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 contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g., cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) to an extent that they possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (note the related entry on list B B1110)
Waste metal cables coated or insulated with plastics containing or contaminated with coal tar, PCB, lead, cadmium, other organohalogen compounds or other Annex I constituents to an extent that they exhibit Annex III characteristics.
A2 Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials
Glass waste from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glasses
Waste inorganic fluorine compounds in the form of liquids or sludges but excluding such wastes specified on list B
Waste catalysts but excluding such wastes specified on list B
Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes, when containing Annex I constituents to the extent that it exhibits an Annex III hazardous characteristic (note the related entry on list B B2080)
Waste asbestos (dusts and fibres)
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, which may contain metals and inorganic materials
Waste from the production or processing of petroleum coke and bitumen
Waste mineral oils unfit for their originally intended use
Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with leaded anti-knock compound sludges
Waste thermal (heat transfer) fluids
Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives excluding such wastes specified on list B (note the related entry on list B B4020)
Waste phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenol in the form of liquids or sludges
Waste ethers not including those specified on list B
Waste leather dust, ash, sludges and flours when containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (note the related entry on list B B3100)
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)
Fellmongery wastes containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (note the related entry on list B B3110)
Fluff - light fraction from shredding
Waste organic phosphorous compounds
Waste non-halogenated organic solvents but excluding such wastes specified on list B
Waste halogenated organic solvents
Waste halogenated or unhalogenated non-aqueous distillation residues arising from organic solvent recovery operations
Wastes arising from the production of aliphatic halogenated hydrocarbons (such as chloromethane, dichloro-ethane, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, allyl chloride and epichlorhydrin)
Wastes, substances and articles containing, consisting of or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), polychlorinated terphenyl (PCT), polychlorinated naphthalene (PCN) or polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), or any other polybrominated analogues of these compounds, at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more
Waste tarry residues (excluding asphalt cements) arising from refining, distillation and any pyrolitic treatment of organic materials
Bituminous material (asphalt waste) from road construction and maintenance, containing tar (note the related entry on list B, B2130)
A4 Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents
Wastes from the production, preparation and use of pharmaceutical products but excluding such wastes specified on list B
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 research projects
Wastes from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals, including waste pesticides and herbicides which are off-specification, outdated,or unfit for their originally intended use
Wastes from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals
Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:
• Inorganic cyanides, excepting precious-metal-bearing residues in solid form containing traces of inorganic cyanides
• Organic cyanides
Waste oils/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures, emulsions
Wastes from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers, varnish excluding any such waste specified on list B (note the related entry on list B B4010)
Wastes of an explosive nature (but excluding such wastes specified on list B)
Waste acidic or basic solutions, other than those specified in the corresponding entry on list B (note the related entry on list B B2120)
Wastes from industrial pollution control devices for cleaning of industrial off-gases but excluding such wastes specified on list B
Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with any of the following:
• Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-furan
• Any congenor of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin
Wastes that contain, consist of or are contaminated with peroxides
Waste packages and containers containing Annex I substances in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics
Waste consisting of or containing off specification or outdatedchemicals corresponding to Annex I categories and exhibiting Annex III hazard characteristics
Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known
Spent activated carbon not included on list B (note the related entry on list B B2060)
 Note that mirror entry on list B (B1160) does not specify exceptions.
 This entry does not include scrap assemblies from electric power generation.
 PCBs are at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more.
 PCBs are at a concentration level of 50 mg/kg or more.
 The 50 mg/kg level is considered to be an internationally practical level for all wastes. However, many individual countries have established lower regulatory levels (e.g., 20 mg/kg) for specific wastes.
 “Outdated” means unused within the period recommended by the manufacturer.
 This entry does not include wood treated with wood preserving chemicals.
 “Outdated” means unused within the period recommended by the manufacturer.
ANNEX IX LIST B
Wastes contained in the Annex will not be wastes covered by Article 1, paragraph 1 (a), of this Convention unless they contain Annex I material to an extent causing them to exhibit an Annex III characteristic.
B1 Metal and metal-bearing wastes
Metal and metal-alloy wastes in metallic, non-dispersible form:
• Precious metals (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury)
• Iron and steel scrap
• Copper scrap
• Nickel scrap
• Aluminium scrap
• Zinc scrap
• Tin scrap
• Tungsten scrap
• Molybdenum scrap
• Tantalum scrap
• Magnesium scrap
• Cobalt scrap
• Bismuth scrap
• Titanium scrap
• Zirconium scrap
• Manganese scrap
• Germanium scrap
• Vanadium scrap
• Scrap of hafnium, indium, niobium, rhenium and gallium
• Thorium scrap
• Rare earths scrap
• Chromium scrap
Clean, uncontaminated metal scrap, including alloys, in bulk finished form (sheet, plate, beams, rods, etc), of:
• Antimony scrap
• Beryllium scrap
• Cadmium scrap
• Lead scrap (but excluding lead-acid batteries)
• Selenium scrap
• Tellurium scrap
Refractory metals containing residues
Molybdenum, tungsten, titanium, tantalum, niobium and rhenium metal and metal alloy wastes in metallic dispersible form (metal powder), excluding such wastes as specified in list A under entry A1050, Galvanic sludges
Scrap assemblies from electrical power generation not contaminated with lubricating oil, PCB or PCT to an extent to render them hazardous
Mixed non-ferrous metal, heavy fraction scrap, not containing Annex I materials in concentrations sufficient to exhibit Annex III characteristics
Waste selenium and tellurium in metallic elemental form including powder
Waste of copper and copper alloys in dispersible form, unless they contain Annex I constituents to an extent that they exhibit Annex III characteristics
Zinc ash and residues including zinc alloys residues in dispersible form unless containing Annex I constituents in concentration such as to exhibit Annex III characteristics
Waste batteries conforming to a specification, excluding those made with lead, cadmium or mercury
Metal-bearing wastes arising from melting, smelting and refining of metals:
• Hard zinc spelter
• Zinc-containing drosses:
- Galvanizing slab zinc top dross (>90% Zn)
- Galvanizing slab zinc bottom dross (>92% Zn)
- Zinc die casting dross (>85% Zn)
- Hot dip galvanizers slab zinc dross (batch)(>92% Zn)
- Zinc skimmings
• Aluminium skimmings (or skims) excluding salt slag
• Slags from copper processing for further processing or refining not containing arsenic, lead or cadmium to an extent that they exhibit Annex III hazard characteristics
• Wastes of refractory linings, including crucibles, originating from copper smelting
• Slags from precious metals processing for further refining
• Tantalum-bearing tin slags with less than 0.5% tin
Electrical and electronic assemblies:
• Electronic assemblies consisting only of metals or alloys
• Waste electrical and electronic assemblies or scrap(including printed circuit boards) not 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 not contaminated with Annex I constituents (e.g., cadmium, mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyl) or from which these have been removed, to an extent that they do not possess any of the characteristics contained in Annex III (note the related entry on list A A1180)
Waste metal cables coated or insulated with plastics, not included in list A A1190, excluding those destined for Annex IVA operations or any other disposal operations involving, at any stage, uncontrolled thermal processes, such as open-burning.
Spent catalysts excluding liquids used as catalysts, containing any of:
Transition metals, excluding waste catalysts (spent catalysts, liquid used catalysts or other catalysts) on list A:
Lanthanides (rare earth metals):
Cleaned spent precious-metal-bearing catalysts
Precious-metal-bearing residues in solid form which contain traces of inorganic cyanides
Precious metals and alloy wastes (gold, silver, the platinum group, but not mercury) in a dispersible, non-liquid form with appropriate packaging and labelling
Precious-metal ash from the incineration of printed circuit boards (note the related entry on list A A1150)
Precious-metal ash from the incineration of photographic film
Waste photographic film containing silver halides and metallic silver
Waste photographic paper containing silver halides and metallic silver
Granulated slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel
Slag arising from the manufacture of iron and steel including slags as a source of TiO2 and vanadium
Slag from zinc production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g., DIN 4301) mainly for construction
Mill scaling arising from the manufacture of iron and steel
Copper oxide mill-scale
Waste end-of-life motor vehicles, containing neither liquids nor other hazardous components
B2 Wastes containing principally inorganic constituents, which may contain metals and organic materials
Wastes from mining operations in non-dispersible form:
• Natural graphite waste
• Slate waste, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise
• Mica waste
• Leucite, nepheline and nepheline syenite waste
• Feldspar waste
• Fluorspar waste
• Silica wastes in solid form excluding those used in foundry operations
Glass waste in non-dispersible form:
• Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass except for glass from cathode-ray tubes and other activated glasses
Ceramic wastes in non-dispersible form:
• Cermet wastes and scrap (metal ceramic composites)
• Ceramic based fibres not elsewhere specified or included
Other wastes containing principally inorganic constituents:
• Partially refined calcium sulphate produced from flue-gas desulphurization (FGD)
• Waste gypsum wallboard or plasterboard arising from the demolition of buildings
• Slag from copper production, chemically stabilized, having a high iron content (above 20%) and processed according to industrial specifications (e.g., DIN 4301 and DIN 8201) mainly for construction and abrasive applications
• Sulphur in solid form
• Limestone from the production of calcium cyanamide (having a pH less than 9)
• Sodium, potassium, calcium chlorides
• Carborundum (silicon carbide)
• Broken concrete
• Lithium-tantalum and lithium-niobium containing glass scraps
Coal-fired power plant fly-ash, not included on list A (note the related entry on list A A2060)
Spent activated carbon not containing any Annex I constituents to an extent they exhibit Annex III characteristics, for example, carbon resulting from the treatment of potable water and processes of the food industry and vitamin production (note the related entry on list A A4160)
Calcium fluoride sludge
Waste gypsum arising from chemical industry processes not included on list A (note the related entry on list A A2040)
Waste anode butts from steel or aluminium production made of petroleum coke or bitumen and cleaned to normal industry specifications (excluding anode butts from chlor alkali electrolyses and from metallurgical industry)
Waste hydrates of aluminium and waste alumina and residues from alumina production excluding such materials used for gas cleaning, flocculation or filtration processes
Bauxite residue (“red mud”) (pH moderated to less than 11.5)
Waste acidic or basic solutions with a pH greater than 2 and less than 11.5, which are not corrosive or otherwise hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4090)
Bituminous material (asphalt waste) from road construction and maintenance, not containing tar (note the related entry on list A, A3200)
B3 Wastes containing principally organic constituents, which may contain metals and inorganic materials
Solid plastic waste:
The following plastic or mixed plastic materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:
• Scrap plastic of non-halogenated polymers and co-polymers, including but not limited to the following
- polyethylene terephthalate
- polybutylene terephthalate
- polyphenylene sulphides
- acrylic polymers
- alkanes C10-C13 (plasticiser)
- polyurethane (not containing CFCs)
- polymethyl methacrylate
- polyvinyl alcohol
- polyvinyl butyral
- polyvinyl acetate
• Cured waste resins or condensation products including the following:
- urea formaldehyde resins
- phenol formaldehyde resins
- melamine formaldehyde resins
- epoxy resins
- alkyd resins
• The following fluorinated polymer wastes
- perfluoroethylene/propylene (FEP)
- perfluoro alkoxyl alkane
- tetrafluoroethylene/per fluoro vinyl ether (PFA)
- tetrafluoroethylene/per fluoro methylvinyl ether (MFA)
- polyvinylfluoride (PVF)
- polyvinylidenefluoride (PVDF)
Paper, paperboard and paper product wastes
The following materials, provided they are not mixed with hazardous wastes:
Waste and scrap of paper or paperboard of:
• unbleached paper or paperboard or of corrugated paper or paperboard
• other paper or paperboard, made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass
• paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, journals and similar printed matter)
• other, including but not limited to 1) laminated paperboard 2) unsorted scrap
The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes and are prepared to a specification:
• Silk waste (including cocoons unsuitable for reeling, yarn waste and garnetted stock)
- not carded or combed
• Waste of wool or of fine or coarse animal hair, including yarn waste but excluding garnetted stock
- noils of wool or of fine animal hair
- other waste of wool or of fine animal hair
- waste of coarse animal hair
• Cotton waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock)
- yarn waste (including thread waste)
- garnetted stock
• Flax tow and waste
• Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of true hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)
• Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of jute and other textile bast fibres (excluding flax, true hemp and ramie)
• Tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave
• Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of coconut
• Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee)
• Tow, noils and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock) of ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included
• Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of man-made fibres
- of synthetic fibres
- of artificial fibres
• Worn clothing and other worn textile articles
• Used rags, scrap twine, cordage, rope and cables and worn out articles of twine, cordage, rope or cables of textile materials
Waste textile floor coverings, carpets
The following materials, provided they are not mixed with other wastes:
• Waste and scrap of hard rubber (e.g., ebonite)
• Other rubber wastes (excluding such wastes specified elsewhere)
Untreated cork and wood waste:
• Wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms
• Cork waste: crushed, granulated or ground cork
Wastes arising from agro-food industries provided it is not infectious:
• Wine lees
• Dried and sterilized vegetable waste, residues and byproducts, whether or not in the form of pellets, of a kind used in animal feeding, not elsewhere specified or included
• Degras: residues resulting from the treatment of fatty substances or animal or vegetable waxes
• Waste of bones and horn-cores, unworked, defatted, simply prepared (but not cut to shape), treated with acid or degelatinised
• Fish waste
• Cocoa shells, husks, skins and other cocoa waste
• Other wastes from the agro-food industry excluding by-products which meet national and international requirements and standards for human or animal consumption
Waste edible fats and oils of animal or vegetable origin (e.g. frying oils), provided they do not exhibit an Annex III characteristic
The following wastes:
• Waste of human hair
• Waste straw
• Deactivated fungus mycelium from penicillin production to be used as animal feed
Waste parings and scrap of rubber
Paring and other wastes of leather or of composition leather not suitable for the manufacture of leather articles, excluding leather sludges, not containing hexavalent chromium compounds and biocides (note the related entry on list A A3100)
Leather dust, ash, sludges or flours not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides (note the related entry on list A A3090)
Fellmongery wastes not containing hexavalent chromium compounds or biocides or infectious substances (note the related entry on list A A3110)
Wastes consisting of food dyes
Waste polymer ethers and waste non-hazardous monomer ethers incapable of forming peroxides
Waste pneumatic tyres, excluding those destined for Annex IVA operations
B4 Wastes which may contain either inorganic or organic constituents
Wastes consisting mainly of water-based/latex paints, inks and hardened varnishes not containing organic solvents, heavy metals or biocides to an extent to render them hazardous (note the related entry on list A A4070)
Wastes from production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticizers, glues/adhesives, not listed on list A, free of solvents and other contaminants to an extent that they do not exhibit Annex III characteristics, e.g., water-based, or glues based on casein, starch, dextrin, cellulose ethers, polyvinyl alcohols (note the related entry on list A A3050)
Used single-use cameras, with batteries not included on list A
 Note that even where low level contamination with Annex I materials initially exists, subsequent processes, including recycling processes, may result in separated fractions containing significantly enhanced concentrations of those Annex I materials.
 The status of zinc ash is currently under review and there is a recommendation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that zinc ashes should not be dangerous goods.
 This entry does not include scrap from electrical power generation.
 Reuse can include repair, refurbishment or upgrading, but not major reassembly
 In some countries these materials destined for direct re-use are not considered wastes.
 The concentration level of Benzol (a) pyrene should not be 50mg/kg or more.
 It is understood that such scraps are completely polymerized.
 Post-consumer wastes are excluded from this entry:
- Wastes shall not be mixed
- Problems arising from open-burning practices to be considered