» End of Waste Regulations

31 May, 2013

Regulation 333/2011 establishing criteria determining when certain types of scrap metal cease to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The above Regulation is now in force, one key requirement of this is for applicable waste producers / processors to develop and maintain a Quality Management System certified by an accredited Certification Body (CB).

UKAS is able to offer the accreditation required for this purpose where CBs can demonstrate that they meet the requirements as follows:

  • ISO/IEC 17021 covering IAF/EA codes 17 for metals processing and 24 for the recycling of metal waste;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the requirements of the Regulation

CBs wishing to be accredited for this activity should submit an application for the relevant EA codes (if not already held), including how the requirements of the Regulation have been incorporated into the competence system and assessment process. Please note that CBs already holding accreditation for the 2 EA codes will still need to make an application to cover the requirements of Regulation itself.

Once accreditation is achieved it will be identified within the UKAS schedule of accreditation alongside the IAF/EA codes concerned.

It is expected that further regulations covering other types of waste will be published in the near future and accreditation in support of these will be made available as and when they are published.

For further information please contact: Kevin Belson: Technical Manager kevin.belson@ukas.com