What is an ASN number?

In the Netherlands, "ASN" stands for "Afvalstroomnummer," which translates to "waste stream number." This is a unique identifier used to track and manage different types of waste, including hazardous waste, within the Dutch waste management system. Each type of waste generated, transported, treated, or disposed of is assigned an ASN to ensure it is handled according to the regulations that apply to that specific category of waste.


The use of an ASN is part of the Netherlands' broader efforts to regulate and monitor the flow of waste materials, ensuring that they are processed in an environmentally responsible manner. This system helps authorities and businesses keep track of waste from its point of origin through its final disposal or recycling. Therefore it is important to label hazardous waste with stickers containing the ASN number.


More information about ASN can be found on the website of the Dutch government.