Waste Management API

Tom Passmore

Monday, 17 June 2019


Dsposal's API Application Programming Interface cloud connecting to waste management paperwork vehicles and waste producers cartoon

Dsposal have built our first set of waste management APIs to help anybody to build software tools for the resources, recycling and waste industries. This articles covers the basics of:

  • what an API is
  • who can use them
  • what you can do with ours

if you are looking for the developer documentation then head to our API Reference instead.

What is an API?

API stands for Application Programming Interface. In very simple terms, APIs allow different bits of software, websites and applications to communicate with one another. Our APIs return JSON-encoded responses.

Who can use the Dsposal APIs?

Anybody can use the APIs. There is a free tier for developing and testing, then there are various paid tiers for production. To get an API key you will need to register as a user, then either claim a site licence or create an unlicensed site.  More information can be found in our API Regerence guide.

What can the Dsposal APIs do?

Well this is the point of APIs, they are digital building blocks to hopefully allow developers to do loads of different things.  To start with we have focused on compliance and our waste thesaurus.  Below are the 4 areas we currently cover:

List Compliance Codes

List Compliance Codes by type, e.g. European Waste Catalogue Codes - Subchapters and Chapters (EWC), Recovery and Disposal Codes (R/D Codes) and Hazard Property Codes (H/P) Codes

Validate Compliance Codes

Validate Compliance Codes by type, e.g. European Waste Catalogue Codes (EWC), Recovery and Disposal Codes (R/D Codes) and Hazard Property Codes (H/P) Codes

Autocomplete Compliance Codes

Provides suggestions for Compliance Codes by type, e.g. European Waste Catalogue Codes (EWC), Recovery and Disposal Codes (R/D Codes) and Hazard Property Codes (H/P) Codes

Compliance Search

Searches our Compliance Dataset for Waste Codes, Waste Descriptions and our Waste Thesaurus (tags)


Categories: Getting Started , Compliance

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