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Waste Exports

A guide to exporting waste from the UK

There are different rules depending on what waste you are sending and where you are sending it.

Some waste can be exported under a lower level of control, and only an Annex VII form needs to accompany the waste on transfer.

For other ‘notifiable’ waste exports – you will need consent from the competent authorities in the country of dispatch and the country of destination before moving the waste. You can submit applications through an online system called IWS online.

Read the guidance or email the competent authority of dispatch for more information:

To discuss further, please contact the team at Alinea Customs by sending an email to

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