The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) is a list of descriptions that classifies waste into categories according to how these wastes have been produced. These ewc codes are required to be used when completing duty of care waste transfer notes and hazardous waste consignment note documentation under current legislation guidelines.

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Exploration, mining, quarrying and mineral treatment

Agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, forestry, hunting and fishing, food processing

Wood processing, furniture, pulp, paper and cardboard production

Wastes from leather, fur and textile industries

Petroleum, gas and coal refining

Inorganic chemical processes

Organic chemical processes

Manufacture, supply and use of coatings, adhesives, sealants and printing inks

Photographic industry

Thermal processes

Chemical surface treatment of metals and other materials

Shaping and surface treatment of metals and plastics

Oil liquid fuel waste

Organic solvents, refrigerants and propellants

Packaging, absorbents, wiping cloths and filters

Other industrial wastes

Construction and demolition wastes

Health care wastes

Waste facility and water treatment waste

Municipal wastes