An off-site transfer of waste means the movement of waste destined for disposal or recovery beyond the boundaries of a facility. All transfer data are expressed in tonnes/year of (normal) wet waste.
According to Article 5 of the E-PRTR Regulation, operators must report off-site transfers of waste exceeding the following thresholds:
- 2 tonnes/year for hazardous waste
- 2000 tonnes/year for non-hazardous waste
For transboundary movements of hazardous waste outside the reporting country, details of the recipients have to be provided (name and address of the recoverer or the disposer of the waste and the actual recovery or disposal site).
With respect to the threshold value, the sum of waste transferred off-site is relevant, irrespective of whether it is treated within the country, transferred to another country, disposed of or recovered.
The disposal operations of land treatment and deep injection are reported as releases to land.