Poland set to require waste shipment registration from 1 February 2022

Material at Gdansk Harbour. Picture provided by Geminor.

Poland will require all waste transport into and transiting through the country to be registered from 1 February 2022.

Those sending material to or through Poland will need to register the transport of the waste on its existing SENT system (Electronic Transport Supervision System). This includes all waste covered by the EU Waste Shipment Regulations.


The SENT system was originally launched in 2017 to register goods such as chemicals, fuels and tobacco.

Those who breach the rules will be fined. If a transport is not reported correctly on SENT, then a fine will be calculated at 46% of the gross value of the transported goods, and never less than €4,350 (£3,622).

A report not updated by a carrier prior to transport may be fined at least €2,200 (£1,832).

Those who will need to register include the consignor, consignee and the carrier throughout the entire shipment.

Waste management company Geminor will be one of the companies affected by the new rules.

Geminor Poland account and TFS manager said: “The Polish authorities want more control of shipments and are sending a signal that they are taking the fight on environmental crime seriously.

“This is yet another regulation which in addition to the coming upgrade of the Waste Shipment Regulation will reduce transfrontier waste crime, but also increase the complexity of waste management in Europe.”

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