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Special waste advisory notes

Special waste advisory notes

These notes clarify the procedures for consigning special (hazardous) wastes and also, for certain types of waste, their potential hazardous properties and how they are classified in the EWC. 

Their main purpose is to:

Reference Guidance
SWAN/01 Fluorescent tubes / gas discharge lamps PDF icon small (30k)
SWAN/02 Waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) PDF icon small (52k)
SWAN/03 Mineral fibres (other than asbestos) PDF icon small (35k)
SWAN/06 Adhesives and sealants PDF icon small (40k)
SWAN/12 Asbestos contaminated waste PDF icon small (30k)

Please refer to SEPA's Guide to Consigning Special Waste for information relating to the below SWAN topics:

  • SWAN/07: Movements Within the Same Site
  • SWAN/08: Landed Ships’ Waste
  • SWAN/09: Intra Group Movements
  • SWAN/10: Island Movements
  • SWAN/11: Extended Carrier’s Rounds
  • SWAN/13: Cancelled and Unused Consignment Notes
  • SWAN/14: Successions

Further information on consigning special waste and completing special waste consignment notes is available on our website: