Transportation

Transporting Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclables

The safe transportation of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables in Alberta is regulated by the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) and the Waste Control Regulation.

EPEA requires that shipments of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables use specific shipping documents such as a hazardous waste manifest or recycle docket. These documents allow Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to track hazardous waste from its place of generation to the point of receipt.

The term ‘Movement Document’ used in Federal regulation is analogous to the term ‘Manifest’ used in Provincial regulation and refers to the same shipping document.

Hazardous Waste Manifest

The hazardous waste manifest is a shipping document used by generators, carriers and receivers of hazardous waste and accompanies shipments of hazardous waste. Generators, carriers and receivers must include their Personal Identification Number (PIN) on the manifest prior to the consignment occurring.

Hazardous waste manifests should only be used for shipments of hazardous waste. Shipments of hazardous recyclables should use a recycle docket; shipments of non-hazardous waste or non-hazardous recyclables should use a bill of lading or a dangerous goods shipping document where applicable.

Dangerous oilfield waste should not be transported on a hazardous waste manifest unless being exported from the province. For information on transporting dangerous oilfield waste contact the Alberta Energy Regulator at:

Hazardous Waste Manifest Form

Alberta-based consignors (generators) or waste brokers acting on the generators behalf can order copies of manifest forms, free of charge. They are not available online; therefore, ordering a six-month supply is recommended. To place your order, please send your PIN, contact name and mailing address to:

Hazardous Waste Manifest Supplement – Multiple Carriers

Where multiple carriers are used for a shipment of hazardous waste from a single generator to a single receiver, AEP has developed the Hazardous Waste Manifest Supplement – Multiple Carriers form.

Hazardous Waste Manifest Attachment Sheet

The hazardous waste manifest contains four lines for describing hazardous waste. For shipments within Alberta only (no exportation) that contain more than four types of hazardous waste, AEP has developed the Hazardous Waste Manifest Attachment Sheet. Generators or waste brokers acting on their behalf can develop their own attachment sheets for use if they meet the requirements under both the Waste Control Regulation and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (where applicable).

The term ‘Movement Document’ used in Federal regulation is analogous to the term ‘Manifest’ used in Provincial regulation and refers to the same shipping document.

Recycle Docket

The recycle docket is a shipping document used by generators, carriers and receivers of hazardous recyclables; it accompanies shipments of hazardous recyclables tracking the movement from where it was generated to where it is received. A recycle docket is required for shipments when transporting more than 205 litres or 205 kg of hazardous recyclables. A PIN is not required for shipments of hazardous recyclables.

Generators or recycle brokers can develop their own recycle dockets if they contain the required information specified in the Waste Control Regulation. AEP has developed a recycle docket for use that meets the requirements under both the Waste Control Regulation and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (where applicable).

Shipments of hazardous recyclables destined for exportation from Alberta must not use a recycle docket. For more information, see the Federal Legislation section at:

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Many hazardous wastes and hazardous recyclables are also regulated as dangerous goods under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act by the provincial and federal governments. Persons transporting hazardous wastes and hazardous recyclables should be familiar with Dangerous Goods legislation as well.

Hazardous wastes and hazardous recyclables that are not dangerous goods must use a hazardous waste manifest or recycle docket as appropriate. For example, wastes that produce a toxic leachate and are classified as Leachable Waste.

Dangerous goods that are not hazardous waste or hazardous recyclables should not be transported using hazardous waste manifests or recycle dockets. For example, asbestos which is non-hazardous in Alberta but is regulated as a dangerous good.

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Updated: Oct 27, 2017