Annex 7 - A proposed waste classification scheme

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Waste types/Industry groups

   

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

J

K

L

I

Anorganic waste                      
  Acids and alkalis

x

 

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

   
  Wastes containing cyanide      

x

             
  Sludges and solutions      

x

x

x

x

x

     
  containing heavy metals                      
  Wastes containing asbestos        

x

x

         
  Solid residues (n.f.s.)      

x

             

II

Wastes containing oil              

x

     

III

Organic waste                      
  Halogenated solvents          

x

x

x

   

x

  Non-halogenated solvent residue

x

       

x

x

x

x

   
  Wastes containing PCBs          

x

x

       
  Paint and resin wastes          

x

x

x

x

   
  Biocides

x

     

x

x

x

x

x

   
  Other organic chemical    

x

x

 

x

         
  residues (n.f.s.)                      

IV

Putrefactive organic waste

x

       

x

 

x

     

V

Wastes with high volume generation and low pollutant potential  

x

x

   

x

         

VI

Mixed wastes                      
  Infectious wastes

x

               

x

 
  Laboratory wastes          

x

     

x

 
  Explosive wastes          

x

x

     

x

 

n.f.s not further specified

Key, industry/waste groups

A Agriculture, forestry and food industry

B Mining and raw materials production

C Energy sector

D Metal production and processing

E Manufacture of non-metallic raw materials and industrial products

F Chemical and related industries

G Metal processing, motor vehicle production

H Textiles, clothing industry, wood working

J Paper manufacture, printing industry

K Health sector

L Services sector

A Agriculture, forestry and food industry

Agriculture, forestry, fishery sector;
Food sector: animal and plant products;
Drinks industry;
Animal feeds manufacture.

B Mining and raw materials production

Mining and production of non-metal raw materials;
Mining and production of metallic raw materials.

C Energy

Coal production and recycling;
Oil and gas industry, including oil and petrol production and other refinery products;
Power generation;
Drinking water production;
Energy distribution.

D Metal production and processing

Ferrous metals;
Non-ferrous metals;
Foundries.

E Manufacture of non-metallic raw materials and industrial products

Minerals, ceramics and glass;
Salt refining;
Products containing asbestos;
Abrasives.

F Chemical and related industries

Petrochemicals;
Production of primary chemicals and chemical starting materials;
Production of paints, lacquers, colourings and adhesives;
Manufacture of photographic products;
Perfume industry and manufacture of soaps and detergents;
Manufacture of consumer goods from rubber and plastic;
Manufacture of explosives and blasting powder;
Manufacture of biocides.

G Metal processing, motor vehicle manufacture

Mechanical engineering;
Manufacture of data processing equipment, computer industry;
Electrical engineering;
Automobile industry;
Manufacture of other transport equipment;
Plant construction, process engineering;
Other metal-processing industrial sectors (n.f.s.),

H Textiles, leather and clothing industry, wood working

Textiles, clothing and shoe industry;
Fur and leather industry;
Building timber, structural timber and furniture industry;
Other non-metal processing industries (n.f.s.)

J Paper manufacture, printing industry, publishing

Paper and board manufacture;
Printing industry, publishing, reproduction.

K Medical sector and health sector/veterinary services

Health; hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and laboratories;
Veterinary services.

L Other services

Laundries, chemical and dry cleaning; dryers;
Cosmetics institutions;
Other services sectors (n.f.s.).

Source World Bank Technical Paper 93, Vol. I, p. 14f and 20f.


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