Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any on-line training facilities?

Yes, you can find a number of training videos on the Video Tutorials page.

Can I cut and paste from spreadsheets?

Yes, our proprietary cut-n-paste tool allows you to easily copy data from laboratory spreadsheets into HazWasteOnline™.

Can I see which substances contribute to the hazardous classification?

Yes, substances that cause or contribute to the hazardous classification are highlighted in red. Substances that might be flammable, oxidising, explosive or liberate toxic gases are shown in orange.

Can I use any modern browser?

Yes, HazWasteOnline™ is compatible with all modern browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

Can I use WAC data to classify my waste?

No, you cannot. Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) data are testing requirements that need to be met for disposal of hazardous waste to a hazardous or stable non reactive hazardous class of landfill or certain types of non-hazardous waste to an inert class of landfill (case for UK; exact application can vary from county to country). WAC data cannot be used to classify the waste as hazardous or non-hazardous.

HazWasteOnline™ doesn’t have a particular compound that I need?

HazWasteOnline™ contains all 4,000+ substances published in Table 3 of the CLP regulations and subsequesnt ATP’s. It also contains extra substances that we have researched and added to the database.
Where a user needs other non-CLP substances, the user can undertake the research and then add the data to their HazWasteOnline™ database. The user can also modify existing CLP substances if they consider that a substance has a missing hazard property (incomplete entries).

How many samples can I analyse at the same time?

As many as you want; one, tens or hundreds of samples.

When I try and login, HazWasteOnline™ keeps saying unauthorised access and that I need to register a new password.

A user’s account is registered to the PC on which they last entered a new password. This registration is done using a cookie. If a user then changes machine (or their browser) then the security protocols will not be able to find the correct cookie and will ask them to re-register through a link sent to their email account.

Which guidance does HazWasteOnline™ follow?

Depending on the jurisdiction, HazWasteOnline™ has been developed with careful adherence to the latest national guidance and European legislation including:

  • UK’s technical guidance; WM3: Hazardous Waste; Guidance on the classification and assessment of hazardous waste, 1st Edition v1.1, June 2018, published by Environment Agency of England and Wales, SEPA, NIEA and Natural Resources Wales.
  • EU 2018/C 124 Technical Guidance – Waste Classification and technical guidance.
  • Revised List of Wastes, Commission Decision 2014/955/EU.
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation) 16 December 2008. (Table 3.1 & Table 3.2 of Annex VI of the CLP Regulation) Commission Regulation 1357/2014/EU amending the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC.
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs Regulation 850/2004/EC of 29 April 2004.
  • Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATPs) for various European Regulations including those for 1272/2008/EC and 850/2004/EC.

Which laboratories support the .hwol file for the electronic delivery of chemical data to HazWasteOnline™?

ALS – Hawarden
Chemtest – Newmarket
DETS – South
Element (Exova Jones) – Deeside
Envirolab
i2 Analytical

Which parts of the List of Waste does HazWasteOnline™ support?

The Professional Edition of HazWasteOnline™ manages all the mirror enties from the 20 chapters of the List of Waste.
The Professional and Packages Edition of HazWasteOnline™ manages both the mirror entries and the absolute entries from the 20 chapters of the List of Waste.