|Procedure for importing waste or recycle materials
Central Environmental Authority
Address: No. 104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Legal base of the Procedure
National Environmental Act No: 47 of 1980 amended by Acts No 56 of 1988 and No 53 of 2000
|processing fee for Basel TEC (10,000/=)
Type of documents
Information on the Authenticity of country of origin and source of materials.
A copy of the valid Environmental Protection License - The industry for which the material is being used should bear a valid Environment Protection License.
A report of the production process in the country of origin, the composition of the compound and total quantity of raw material received from the sources available in the country of origin.
Analytical report obtained from an accredited laboratory to ensure the non toxicity and cleanliness of the material.
Sample / Photo graph of raw material.
|List of main manufactured products and capacities
|List of by products
|Details of waste arising from the process & disposal mechanism
|An agreement with the country of exporting / other country with a statement of willingness to accept the waste arising from the industrial process
Submit the relevant Application together with the supporting Documents to the CEA.
|Table the matter at the Basel Technical Expert Committee at CEA
|Decisions of the Technical Expert Committee are forwarded to the National Coordinating Committee for the Implementation of Basel Convention of the Ministry of Environment .
|Once approval is granted industries are allowed to import waste/ recycled material listed in the list B of Basel convention
Officers of the Waste Management Unit will monitor the Industry prior to renew the approvals.
Industrialists should submit the material balance to the CEA for next renewal.
The following form/s are used in this procedure
This procedure applies to the following measures
|Requirements for importing waste or recycle materials
|Central Environmental Authority
|As Sri Lanka does not have disposal facilities the importation of List A waste of the Basel convention is not allowed.As per the National Solid Waste Management policy importation of post consumer waste to Sri Lanka is prohibited
|Establishment of new recycling industry based on any imported waste/ recycled material is not allowed
|National Environmental (Amendment) Act, No. 56 of 1988