Order a permit for waste transport

Pawel Kosinski

Main Business Partner

(PL, EN, IT)

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Services related to waste transport and its subsequent disposal apply not only to Poland, but also to all highly developed countries. Polish entrepreneurs who run this type of business can transport materials in any European country. Moreover, working in wealthy countries such as Germany, the Netherlands or Sweden is an extremely profitable job. However, to do it fully legally, you must have appropriate permits. They must be issued in a specific European Union country. In our company, we help you obtain full permits that will certainly be accepted in a given country. We invite you to cooperate!

Road transport of goods constituting waste but not waste, in accordance with the ADR convention, requires obtaining appropriate permits in individual European Union countries.

By controlling the regular disposal of environmentally hazardous waste, people contribute to protecting the health and sometimes even the lives of people and animals.

Cross-border movement of waste

Procedures for the international transport of waste, including hazardous waste, are regulated by Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006 of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste. The adaptation of these rights to Polish administrative law includes a fragment of the Act of June 29, 2007 on international shipments of waste.

In the case of activities involved in cross-border transport, there are three classes of transported waste:

  • green – non-hazardous, e.g. waste paper, plastics,
  • amber – dangerous or potentially dangerous, e.g. glass waste, batteries, oils,
  • unclassified – a mixture of various types not included in the previous types.

If you transport, among others: the following waste, a written permit is required for its cross-border movement:

  • waste intended for disposal by landfilling, incineration or solid storage,
  • waste with codes starting with the letter A according to the classification of the Basel Convention. This includes, among others: o batteries, mineral oils unsuitable for use,
  • some of the mixtures,
  • waste from the "green list".

Permission for international transport of waste

Individual European countries rely on their own waste management regulations. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the permit is recognized in a given country.

Therefore, carriers most often have to apply for separate decisions in individual countries. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Switzerland, France, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Norway rely on EC regulations N 1013/2006 and EC N 1379/2007. This means that they recognize permits issued in another member state. Additionally, it is recommended that the service provider has a document confirming the company's entry in the register as a waste carrier in the language of the country in which it intends to provide services.

The permit for the international transport of waste is issued for one year - the exception is when the materials are intended for recovery in an installation that has a preliminary permit. The document precisely specifies the weight of waste and how many times the recipient can order transport. Submitting an application for its issuance is the responsibility of the waste sender. For example, Poland applies for a permit to ship waste to Slovakia, and in the opposite situation, a Slovak company must apply for a permit.

Application for a permit for the international transport of waste

The formalities for obtaining authorization for the international shipment of waste are determined by the competent authority in the country of shipment. Here you can download forms with an individual number to which you must attach the required documents. Then, the complete application should be submitted to the office in as many copies as there are interested countries (export, import, transit), in the appropriate language. The application is transferred from the country of shipment to the country of destination, where officials verify the documents and approve the application.

Within 30 days of confirming receipt of the application, the entities involved in the entire process are obliged to issue a decision on the planned shipment of waste. If the recipient of the materials has a preliminary permit, this deadline is shortened to 7 days. Transit countries have the right to apply the so-called tacit consent, which begins 30 days after confirmation of acceptance of the declaration by the importing country. Obtaining authorization for the international transport of waste requires the written consent of both the country of shipment and destination, and the written or tacit consent of transit countries.

Our company professionally deals with obtaining permits for waste transport. Both in terms of national and international transport. Many years of experience allow us to guide the client through the procedures quickly and effectively. Our specialists speak many languages and know the laws applicable in all European countries, thanks to which we are able to obtain consent in every European country. We guarantee professional translation of documents into the required language.

Outsource to us waste transport in Poland or any European country. We offer transport of neutral and hazardous waste.