European Waste Catalogue

The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) has been put into English and Welsh legislation by the use of the List of Waste regulations (LOW). The List of Waste currently contains an identical list of codes and descriptions to that contained in the European Waste Catalogue and so can be used interchangeably. Legislation in Scotland still refers to the European Waste Catalogue.

The European Waste Catalogue is subject to periodic review by the EU. Occasionally, they will make changes to the text of entries or alter their hazardous / non-hazardous classification.

The file below is completely up to date but entries have been altered since the publication of Biffa’s EWC booklet (issue 1) and Biffa’s online EWC tool (v.1.0). These changes are detailed in the Addendum below.