ITU-T L.24 2009 Edition, November 1, 2009
Classification of outside plant waste
Published By:International Telecommunications Union -Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
After ISO 14000 (Environmental management), the environmental activities in the operators' companies, manufacturers and contractors had to adapt their procedures of classification of outside plant waste in the infrastructure of telecommunication networks.
There is a very considerable amount of outside plant waste, some of which includes products that may be considered to be dangerous, toxic or ecotoxic.
A waste product may be classified as toxic and dangerous waste (TDW) if, and only if, it contains any of the constituents listed in Table 1, and if these, in turn, present any of the characteristics shown in Table 2, in the proportions and limits considered in the current international regulations (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive or RoHS).