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Procedure NameProcedure for importing waste or recycle materials


Import Approval

Responsible Agency       

Central Environmental Authority

Address: No. 104, Denzil Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Phone: 011-2888999


Legal base of the Procedure

National Environmental Act No: 47 of 1980 amended by Acts No 56 of 1988 and No 53 of 2000

Fee processing fee for Basel  TEC (10,000/=)


Required Documents


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.

7 List of main manufactured products and capacities
8 List of by products
9 Details of waste arising from the process  & disposal mechanism
10 An agreement with the country of exporting / other country with a statement of  willingness to accept the waste arising from the industrial process


Process Steps

Step 1

Submit the relevant Application together with the supporting Documents to the CEA.

Step 2 Table the matter  at the Basel Technical Expert Committee at CEA
Step 3 Decisions of the Technical Expert Committee are forwarded to the National Coordinating Committee for the Implementation of Basel Convention of the  Ministry of Environment .
Step 4 Once approval is granted industries are allowed to import waste/ recycled material listed  in the list B of Basel convention

Step 5

Officers of the Waste Management Unit will monitor the Industry prior to renew the approvals.

Step 6

Industrialists should submit the  material balance to the CEA for next renewal.




The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Used in Procedure for importing waste or recycle materials21-06-201821-06-2018Central Environmental AuthorityThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Requirements for importing waste or recycle materialsGeneralCentral Environmental AuthorityAs 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 prohibitedEstablishment of new recycling industry based on any imported waste/ recycled material is not allowedNational Environmental (Amendment) Act, No. 56 of 198831-12-9999Good