Shipments of Waste are regulated by Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste [so-called Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR)]. This regulation, which covers shipments of all types of waste, includes waste destined for recovery where a useful secondary source of raw material from the waste could be recovered, as well as waste destined for disposal.

In order to implement article 37(2) of the WSR, the Commission adopted Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 of 29 November 2007, concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply. Periodically, the Commission amends Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 as regards the procedures to be followed for export of waste to certain countries.

The Environment and Resources Authority, is the Competent Authority for the implementation of the WSR.

Shipment of Non Hazardous (Green-Listed) Waste

For a step by step procedure in relation to shipment of Non Hazardous (Green-Listed) Waste (Click Here)

Shipment of Hazardous (Amber-Listed) Waste

For a step by step procedure in relation to shipment of Hazardous (Amber-Listed) Waste (Click Here)

Waste Shipment Inspection Plan for the Maltese Islands

The Waste Shipments Inspection plan, emanates from the legal obligations of Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006, which sets outa set of criteria which all Member States (MS) should include in their three year plan. This plan identifies various means and actions to reduce illicit movements of waste. The introduction of the waste shipment inspection plan pursuant to Article 50 of the WSR obliges all MS to have a plan in place by 1 January 2017 and by the end of 2019 all MS should have had implemented all or most of the measures indicated in the plan in order to combat illegal movements of waste within their jurisdiction.

To access the Waste Shipment Inspection Plan for the Maltese Islands (Click Here)

Information on Inspections of Shipments of Waste Pursuant to Article 51(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on Shipments of Waste:

Waste Shipments Annual Reports
YearReport
2017Download
2018Download
2019Download

For further enquiries please contact the competent authority on ceu.shipments@era.org.mt

Further links related to Shipments of Waste:
Shipments of Waste
Transfrontier Shipments of Waste
Waste Shipment Controls