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Waste transit

The IRPC processes notifications and shipment declarations of waste that is subject to the notification procedure and that is only in transit through Belgium. The waste in question does not therefore originate from Belgium, and Belgium is not its final destination either.

A notifier submits a notification when he wishes to have a quantity of identified waste shipped during a given period of time in the future: 

  • spread over one or more separate shipments;
  • via the same shipment routes each time;
  • from the same point of departure, to the same destination and with the same type of content.

As the Belgian competent authority of transit, the IRPC must first receive the notification, process it and approve it before the series of shipments may proceed.

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The notifier must also declare in advance each individual shipment relating to the notification. These are known as pre-notifications. 

They include the following information: 

  • which notification the shipment comes under; 
  • when the shipment will take place.

The carrier is given the actual transport document pertaining to the shipment. The notifier sends a copy of it to the IRPC, indicating the planned date of departure.

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