WM3 Hazardous Waste Classification
The Environment Agency has now published it's WM3 Guidelines for Classification of Hazardous Wastes. Although this revised guidance does not have a significant impact on classification of Empty, Uncleaned Packaging (as per agreed definitions within WM2) it does clarify the classification of what is Hazardous.
The requirement for Empty, Uncleaned packaging with hazardous residues to be consigned under EWC 15-01-10* remains unchanged - although consideration should be given to the intended handling and use of used packaging, as certain forms of reuse do not fall within the waste classification.
IPA Guide on Consignment of Empty, Uncleaned Packaging
For Transporting Empty, Uncleaned Packaging and compliance with the UK Carriage of Dangerous Goods and ADR Regulations - the following HSE page on 'Frequently Asked Questions' may prove useful: http://www.hse.gov.uk/cdg/manual/commonproblems/emptyuncleaned.htm
Following the Environment Agency's revisions to WM2 (rev.3) on Hazardous Waste, the IPA has greated the following guidance to the consignment of Empty, Uncleaned Packaging.Download