Feedback Requested - Hazardous Waste and Recyclable Material

Environment and Climate Change Canada is proposing amendments to expand the definition of hazardous waste and recyclable material. Local governments are invited to provide feedback by December 11, 2015.

Proposed amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations, 2005 look to strengthen Canada’s ability to meet its obligations under the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (the Basel Convention). The amendments would expand the definitions of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material, and will add new conditions for the return of waste or recyclable materials that are refused by an importing or transit country.

Environment Canada’s discussion document explains the proposed regulatory changes and the potential impacts on companies who export waste or recyclable materials.

Please send feedback to Tanya Smyth with the subject line: “Consultation- Proposed amendments to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulation”.

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