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The waste type categories should include a two set codes - one for municipal solid waste and one for idustrial waste.

The waste type category is a two level system. The details of the coding system can be found in the Phase 1 Classification and Categorisation report and in the Table 1 and Table 2.



Municipal Solid Waste list

GW 10Municipal waste
GW 20Bulky waste
GW 30Bio waste
  • GW 30.10Food waste
  • GW 30.20Garden and park waste
  • GW 30.30Slaughter waste
  • GW 30.40Other bio waste
GW 31Wood
GW 40Paper and cardboard
  • GW 40.10Paper
  • HW 40.20Card board
GW 40Paper and cardboard
  • GW 40.10Paper
  • HW 40.20Card board
GW 40Paper and cardboard
  • GW 40.10Paper
  • HW 40.20Card board
GW 40Paper and cardboard
  • GW 40.10Paper
  • HW 40.20Card board
  • GW 40.10Paper
GW 50Construction and demolition waste
GW 51Gypsum containing waste
GW 52Brine, non-hazardous
GW 40Paper and cardboard
  • GW 40.10Paper
  • HW 40.20Card board
GW 40Paper and cardboard
  • GW 40.10Paper
  • HW 40.20Card board
GW 52Brine, non-hazardous

Industrial Waste list

HW 01Gaseous waste
  • HW 01.10Obsolete ozone depleting gases
  • HW 01.20 Inorganic gases
  • HW 01.30Other gases
HW 02Oxidizing waste
  • HW 02.10Solid oxidizing waste
  • HW 02.20 Liquid oxidizing waste
HW 03Reactive waste
  • HW 03.10Waste developing acid fumes in contact with water
  • HW 03.20Waste developing flammable gases in contact with water
  • HW 03.30Other reactive waste
HW 04Mercury containing waste
  • HW 04.10Liquid waste containing mercury
  • HW 04.20Solid waste containing mercury
  • HW 04.30Fluorescent tubes and others containing Hg
HW 05Iso-cyanate containing waste
  • HW 05.10Iso-cyanate containing waste
HW 06Various waste (manual sorting)
  • HW 06.10Pharmaceutical waste
  • HW 06.20Laboratory waste (small packaging with list of each single substance)
  • HW 06.30Spray cans
  • HW 06.40Low radioactive waste
  • HW 06.50Others
HW 07POP containing waste
  • HW 07.10PCB containing waste (>50 mg/kg)
  • HW 07.20POP containing waste
HW 08Pesticide containing waste excluding POP containing pesticides
  • HW 08.10Liquid pesticides waste
  • HW 08.20Solid pesticide waste
  • HW 08.30Empty pesticides containers
  • HW 08.40Other pesticide containing waste
HW 09Batteries
  • HW 09.10Lead acid batteries
  • HW 09.20Batteries for recycling
  • HW 09.30Other batteries
HW 10Inorganic chemical waste
  • HW 10.10Liquid and sludge inorganic waste
  • HW 10.20Solid inorganic waste
HW 11Tarry containing waste
  • HW 11.10Tarry containing waste
HW 12Organic solvents and solids containing halogens and sulphur
  • HW 12.10Solvents containing halogens and/or sulphur
  • HW 12.20Others containing halogens and/or sulphur
HW 13Organic solvents without halogens and sulphur
  • HW 13.10Solvents without halogens and sulphur
  • HW 13.20Liquids (polluted water) and liquid sludge of organic chemical waste without halogens and sulphur
  • HW 13..30Others without halogen or sulphur
HW 14Oil Waste - Liquid and Solid
  • HW 14.10Lubricant waste oil
  • HW 14.20Other liquid waste oil
  • HW 14.30Solid oily waste
HW 15Mineral waste
  • HW 15.10Foundry sand
  • HW 15.20Blasting waste
  • HW 15.30Refractory waste
  • HW 15.40Tailing waste
  • HW 15.50Oil polluted soil (more than 1000 mg/kg)
  • HW 15.60Other mineral waste
HW 16Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment(WEEE)
  • HW 16.10White goods
  • HW 16.20Mobile phones
  • HW 16.30Monitors containing CRT tubes
  • HW 16.06Other WEEE
HW 17Healthcare Waste
  • HW 17.10Infectious waste and sharps
  • HW 17.20Pathological waste
  • HW 17.30Genotoxic waste
  • HW 17.40Others
HW 18Shredder waste
  • HW 18.10Shredder waste from cars (fluff)
  • HW 18.20Other shredder waste
HW 19Asbestos waste
  • HW 19.10Dusty asbestos waste
  • HW 19.20Other asbestos waste
HW 20Fly ash and dust from miscellaneous filter sources
  • HW 20.10Fly ash
  • HW 20.02Others
HW 21Bottom ash
  • HW 21.10Bottom ash
HW 22Slag
  • HW 22.10Copper slag
  • HW 22.20Chromite slag
  • HW 22.30Other slag
HW 23Contaminated wood
  • HW 23.10Contaminated wood
HW 99Other
  • HW 99.10Other hazardous waste




A material that the possessor considers not to have sufficient value to retain (tchnobanoglous, 1993)


Source Reduction

Any change in the design, manufacturing, purchase, or materials or products (including packaging) to reduce the amount or toxicity before they become municipal solid waste (MSW). Source reduction also refers to the reuse of materials (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1999b)


Waste Reduction and Minimization

Activities that reduce the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of in landfills or incinerated, such as recycling, off-site composting, reuse, reprocessing and remanufacture. However, waste reduction does not reduce the amount of waste generated.


Reuse and Refurbishing

A source reduction activity involving the recovery and reapplication of a package used product, or material in a manner that retains its original form or identity, such as refillable glass bottles, reusable plastic storage containers, or refurbished wood pallets (US EPA 1999b).



Landfill is a term used to describe the physical facilities used for the disposal of solid wastes and solid waste residuals in the surface soils of the earth.


Landfill Management

Incorporates the planning, design, operation, environmental monitoring, closure and postclosure control of landfills.



A term assigned to waste disposal with little or no thought for the long term protection of public health and the environment.


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