The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act requires persons who generate, collect, transport or receive hazardous waste to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by registering with the Director. There is no cost to apply for a PIN.
PINs are not required for persons who generate, collect, transport or receive hazardous recyclables.
PINs are usually issued within 2 business days of the Director receiving a completed package, after which the applicant will receive a signed copy back.
The Alberta government is shifting the way hazardous waste PIN application forms are submitted.
Applications can now be emailed. This shift will help with timely approvals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The existing applications have also been consolidated in to one – reducing red tape.
New registration form and form to amend existing PINs can be downloaded from the following link:
Only a single PIN is required for companies or persons generating or transporting hazardous waste at or from multiple locations. Note each generating location in section 2; use additional pages if required. Receiver PINs are site-specific.
Hazardous waste brokers may complete the PIN registration form(s) on behalf of a generator; however, the PIN must be issued to and signed by the generator.
If you are unsure of your PIN, contact the Water and Waste Policy Branch and provide your company’s name, corporate address and site address.
Water and Waste Policy Branch
Email: [email protected]
Ministerial Authorization may be required prior to the importation of hazardous waste or hazardous recyclables from out of Province.
For more information, see Hazardous waste – Importation.
A comprehensive regulatory system has been established to provide regulatory oversight to persons and companies managing hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables in Alberta.
For more information, see Hazardous Facilities.
The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act requires that shipments of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclables use specific shipping documents such as a hazardous waste manifest or recycle docket.
For more information, see Hazardous waste – Transportation.
Many hazardous wastes and hazardous recyclables are also regulated as dangerous goods under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.
For more information, see Transportation of dangerous goods.
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