Factsheet: Waste Classification Decree

Waste Classification Decree

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree No. 2002-540 on the classification of waste
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Décret nº 2002-540 relatif à la classification des déchets
All information relating to waste under Title IV of Part V of the Environmental Code and its implementing regulations must be provided using the codes listed in the list contained in Annex II of this decree. Waste that exhibits one or more of the properties listed in Annex I of this decree is considered hazardous waste. These hazardous wastes are marked with an asterisk in the list in Annex II.
Classification of waste.

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Responsible Authority: 
Ministère de l'Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l'Energie - Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy; Ministère de l'Environnement - Ministry of the Environment


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