In response to demands made by the European Union, a new system to control waste transport is under way in ports and motorways, affecting companies who import and export waste from and to E.U member states.
The goal is to monitor that the movement of waste is carried out respecting current legislation as well as the environment. It is also intended to reduce movement of hazardous waste.
New measures will include document inspection, ID verification and waste control.
Controls will take place in strategic locations such as:
The border between Valenca do Miño and Chaves, in collaboration with Portuguese environmental-inspection authorities.