I want to export scrap metal / plastic / paper. Do I need an export permit and how do I get this?
Shipments of clean items do not require special permission from the
If you want to export, import or transit hazardous waste, as defined under
the Hazardous Waste Act, you must first apply for a permit from the
Department of the Environment and Energy. The type of hazardous waste
permit required will depend on the type of waste and also the countries of
destination (export) and origin (import). You can learn more at the
following link on what is defined as hazardous waste and how to obtain a
For general advice on exporting, see Guide to Exporting.