Search EWC Codes

The European Waste Catalogue Codes are used for the classification of all wastes and hazardous wastes and are designed to form a consistent waste classification system across the EU. They form the basis for all national and international waste reporting obligations, such as those associated with waste licences and permits, the National Waste Database and the transport of waste.

EWC Code Search:

  • Search by Code
    • Enter the 6 digit EWC Code - please do not use spaces
    • i.e. 130503* (you don't have to enter the asterix *)
  • Search by Text
    • Enter one or all of the words from the text
    • Interceptor

The presence of an asterix * at the end of the code indicates the material is classified as Hazardous.

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