Van den Anker has a VIHB and an OVAM (Openbare Afvalstoffenmaatschappij voor het Vlaams Gewest (Public Waste Agency of Flanders) permit in the Netherlands and in Belgium, respectively
Due to the amendment to the Dutch Environmental Management Act (waste material management structure), companies that are active in the Netherlands with regard to VIHB (Vervoeren, Inzamelen, Handelen of Bemiddelen; Transporting, Collecting, Trading or Brokering) of/in hazardous or industrial waste must register with the national VIHB list.
It is immaterial within this context whether this refers to the shipment of waste material by road, railway or water. Foreign companies that perform these activities on Dutch soil must also register to ensure they are added to this list.
Waste collection companies, transport companies, traders and brokers of (hazardous) waste material must comply with the criteria of reliability, creditworthiness and professional competence to be listed on this new national list. Once approved, a VIHB permit will be sent to the company in question in the Netherlandsg (www.niwo.nl) while in Belgium, the relevant company will receive an OVAM permit (www.ovam.be).
For different customers, Van den Anker will immediately pick up items that have been contaminated when delivering new chemicals so that they can again be deployed in a production process after recycling at the customer.
It does not need saying that Van den Anker has the required permits for both the Netherlands and Belgium (i.e. a VIHB and an OVAM permit) to do this. Van den Anker picking up waste material that has been ADR classified is, therefore, not an issue at all.