IsItWaste tool: for advice on the by-products and end of waste tests

Assess whether your waste derived material can be classed as non-waste so is outside of waste controls.



Use the user guide to:

  • access the IsItWaste tool
  • do a self assessment to help you decide whether your material is likely to be waste
  • ask the Environment Agency Definition of Waste Service for an opinion - currently you cannot do this, we plan to make the service available from June 2018

Use the Waste Service checklist to support your definition of waste assessment.

There will be changes to the IsItWaste tool when this service does become available.

The IsItWaste tool is for England only. It is based on English and Welsh case law. Northern Ireland and Wales may have similar tools.

Published 19 November 2014
Last updated 3 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. New information about the Definition of Waste Service and charges for this service.
  2. The Definition of Waste Panel is temporarily closed to new submissions while we review the service.
  3. The Environment Agency Definition of Waste Panel is temporarily closed. They will review the closure in November 2016.
  4. First published.