Transit of waste materials comprises transport of waste materials within Belgium, where the materials were not produced in the country and are not being destroyed, eliminated, treated or processed on Belgian territory either. They are therefore waste materials that are only being transported through Belgium.
The rules are imposed by the European European regulation 1013/2006/EG (.PDF) regarding the transit of waste materials. It reviews and replaces regulation 259/93/EEC.
The objective of the 1013/2006/EG regulation(.PDF) is matching EU policy with the Basel Treaty (WEB) of 1989 and with the OECD (WEB)[Occupational and Environmental Safety Office] decree of 2001 regarding cross-border transits of waste materials.
This should allow the European member states to obtain a picture of the international transport of waste materials, to monitor it and to check it so that the environmental risks and public health risks can be minimised. The main objective of the regulation is to protect the environment.
The regulation contains rules for the transit of waste materials within, to and from the European Community (see Applicability (HTML)).
From now on, two procedures will apply:
- the procedure of prior notification with written permission (see Notification procedure (HTML))
- the information obligation procedure (see Information obligation (HTML)).
The cross-border transit of waste materials including transit through Belgium is covered by the authority of the federal public service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. It only receives and handles the notification dossiers for transits of waste materials through Belgium (see Competent authorities (HTML))
Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
Place Victor Horta, 40 box 10
Contact Center: +32 (0)2 524.97.97
Published on 09/03/2010 – Page last updated on 09/03/2010