How does international waste shipment work?

Waste shipment and control in international transactions, whose objective is to collect and transport non-usable waste to an authorized place by the public administration so that it can be disposed of and recovered, has become one of the most important logistic activities in recent times.

In any case, the legislation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the European Union and the 1989 Basel Convention must be taken into account. The agreement affects 170 countries around the world regarding to the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal.

Waste shipment procedure

International waste shipments must comply with regulations and follow procedures established by the sending and receiving countries. In order to do so, the logistics company must:

  • Have the waste listed
  • Categorize the waste
  • Declare the weight of the material to be transported
  • Mix waste as long as it does not affect proper environmental recovery
  • Notify the shipment to the competent authorities of destination and transit, and be authorized by them by acknowledgement of receipt

At Logisber, we have extensive experience in international waste shipments, which is a guarantee for companies and administrations that want to carry out this type of shipments beyond their borders. Logisber is an ally in transport and bureaucracy.

Transport, disposal and recovery

After shipment, the company must have an Authorized Waste Manager License to ensure that the waste is treated correctly by authorized and registered entities. This guarantees traceability of the waste and documentation of all operations.

Thanks to Logisber, the goods are always under control. We transport waste in an agile, fast and safe way. Do you need our help?