Is it waste tool

Rijkswaterstaat has developed a web-based tool. With it, businesses can assess their own material or object status. This e-tool will show whether the assessed material or object is a by-product (Article 5 of the Waste Framework Directive) or if it has end-of-waste status (Article 6 of the Waste Framework Directive). End-of-waste and by-product decisions can be complicated. But basically, the material must not cause any adverse impacts on the environment or human health. There must be a market for it, and it must meet a certain standard or specification.


This e-tool will help the waste industry (as collectors of waste) and manufacturers. They can use it to make proper decisions about many different types of waste-derived products or production residues. The e-tool is introduced first in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. It can then be adopted and adapted by other European Union members. For more information: contact the Waste Information desk (every working day from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon). T: +31 (0)88 602 7979.