Do you know what the waste shipment identification document (DI) is?

  • 12/07/2022
  • Spain

When buying and selling recyclable materials, there are some documents that are essential to know in order to manage them correctly. In this case, we are talking about the waste shipment identification document. 

The waste shipment identification document must be issued for waste that does not require prior notification. This document constitutes the accreditation of delivery to the designated facilities. 

Its regulation is contemplated in the new law on waste and contaminated soils 553/2020, of 2 June, in article 6.1. 

It includes the obligation to issue it for shipments both within the Autonomous Community and between different communities. 

It imposes the obligation of its issuance by the operator upon collection of the goods at its facilities, as well as the delivery of the copy to the transporter for the identification of the waste during the shipment. 

Once the waste arrives at the point of delivery, the waste manager must give the transporter a copy of the signed document showing the date of delivery of the waste and the quantity received. The facility manager then has a maximum of 30 days from receipt of the waste to send the operator the document with the date of acceptance or rejection. 

Both the transporter and the managers involved in the shipment must keep a copy of the identification document signed by the consignee stating delivery and acceptance for a period of 3 years. 

Waste Shipment Identification Document Form


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