Are you transporting waste in a commercial capacity? If you are, you need to apply for a permit or notify the County Administrative Board. You must also notify us if you collect hazardous waste, or if you are a waste trader or broker.
If you transport waste in a commercial capacity, you must apply for a permit or notify the County Administrative Board. If you transport less than 100 kg or 100 liters per year, a notification is sufficient. If you transport more than 100 kg or 100 liters per year, you must apply for a permit.
You also need to notify us if you collect hazardous waste, or if you are a waste trader or broker.
Both the application for and notification of waste transportation are made in our E-service:
Administrative information including:
The notification certifies only that the notification is valid for transports of hazardous waste less than 100 kg or 100 liters per year.
Waste traders or brokers must submit a description of the business.
When applying for a permit, the following information must be included:
When you submit an application through our E-service, you may choose to pay directly in the E-service using a Visa or MasterCard, or pay to a Bank Giro using an OCR-number. You will find information about the Bank Giro number and OCR-number on the acknowledgement confirmation you will receive when submitting the application in the E-service.
You always need a permit to transport waste if you are transporting waste containing any of these substances:
There are exceptions from the permit obligation for certain types of waste. You only have to submit a notification of hazardous waste transportation if you transport only these types of waste:
Commercial transports of hazardous waste, and other types of waste, always require a permit. Commercial transports are transports of someone else’s waste.
Keep in mind that even if you buy or are given the material, it may be considered a commercial transport of waste.
If you provide a service and bring the waste with you, it may be considered a commercial transport of waste.
To be able to apply for a transportation permit for all types of hazardous waste, we require the driver to have an ADR certificate (a permit to drive hazardous goods).
If the business does not have drivers with an ADR certificate, it is instead possible to apply for a permit (ADR-S) to transport all types of hazardous waste, which does not qualify as hazardous goods under the hazardous goods provisions.
If the business lacks a commercial traffic permit (yrkestrafiktillstånd) you must list the waste codes you intend to transport.
When handling waste in a commercial capacity, such as professional collection, trader or broker of waste, the business must be notified to the County Administrative Board. Shops, where customers leave waste, for example batteries and electronic scraps, are engaging in activities of professional collection. Brokers are those who convey waste transports.
Commercial traffic is only allowed to be conducted by someone with a traffic permit (trafiktillstånd). The traffic permit application is processed by the Swedish Transport Agency.
Hazardous waste may also be hazardous goods. Farligt avfall kan även vara farligt gods. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency provides guidance on what applies to dangerous goods. The regulations on dangerous goods (ADR) apply in parallel to the provisions on waste under the Environmental Code.
Specific provisions apply to crossborder transportation of waste. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency decides on export and import of waste.
County Administrative Board of Skåne
Phone 010-224 10 00