End of Waste

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 333/2011 of 31 March 2011 establishing criteria determining when certain types of scrap metal cease to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (here also referred to as: End of waste regulation) became mandatory on 09.10.2011. The regulation sets strict requirements for the end of waste. For example, the content of foreign solids in iron and steel scrap may only be 2%, in aluminium scrap a maximum of 5%. It is conceivable that accordingly only a small part of the new scrap will achieve product status. For the remainder, the waste legislation remains in force. The view expressed in this context by some market participants, namely that from 09.10.2011 only scrap may be traded which achieves product status, is inaccurate. The Waste Regulation does not contains such a prohibition. However, the regulation will have an impact on the trade. For example, some steel works might, in future, demand a delivery in the form of products, which will be problematic for suppliers. It is also foreseeable that the rigid foreign body limits will increase liability risks in cross-border trade in scrap. The transfer of scrap with product status is not subject to the provisions of the Transfer Act; therefore waste management papers do not need to be carried (Attention: exceptions might apply when trading with non-EU states, which have other criteria in terms of end of waste, as the End of Waste regulation only applies to the EU internal market.). In case of an inspection, this will be put to the test; if the permitted maximum foreign body content is exceeded - even only slightly, the shipment is an illegal waste shipment with the known liability consequences.

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