About JW Center
-About JW Center
The Japan Industrial Waste Information Center (hereafter called the JW Center) is a public interest incorporated foundation devoted to promoting the conservation of the living environment and public health as well as the sound development of the waste management industry through its various activities such as the electronic manifest, education and training, research, and international cooperation.
The JW Center undertakes the following activities to achieve the above objectives.
|Establishment||Established on November 30, 1988 under authorization by the Minister of Health and Welfare.|
|Designation||Designated on July 1, 1998 as the Information Processing Center for the electronic manifest by the Minister of Health and Welfare based on the Waste Management Law.|
|Jurisdiction||The jurisdiction changed from the Ministry of Health and Welfare to the Ministry of the Environment on January 6, 2001.|
|Amendment of articles||Amended to a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2012.|
For further information, please contact the following.
International Affairs Division
Japan Industrial Waste Information Center
When industrial waste generators commission on the disposal of their wastes to others, they are requested to confirm that their wastes have been disposed properly by means of either the paper manifest or electronic manifest.
Under the Waste Management Law, the JW Center is designated by the Minister of the Environment as the exclusive Information Processing Center for the implementation of the electronic manifest.
Growing use of e-manifest
Of all manifests, e-manifest reached 63% or 31.304 million registrations in FY2019, with 209,923 waste generators, 21,063 transporters and 9,113 disposers in use. The construction industry has the largest number of registrations, accounting for 43% followed by whole sales and retailling.
As the Waste Management Law Amendment 2017 introduced a new regulation on e-manifest that waste generators discharging “annually 50 tons or more” of “specially controlled industrial waste” will be required to use e-manifests on April 1, 2020 and later, the use of e-manifest is expected to further increase. JW Center, under the instruction of Ministry of the Environment, promotes the use of e-manifest in particular for sewage sludge and construction waste in order to achieve a new national target of 70% in FY2022.
At the same time, JW Center deliberates on the wise use of e-manifest data as big data to contribute to the realization of a sound material-cycle society.
How the e-manifest system works
Three parties involved － the waste generator, the transporter and the disposer of wastes (the intermediate or the final disposer) － exchange computerized manifest data via the Information Processing Center over the internet.
Services of the Information Processing Center
The JW Center as the Information Processing Center carries out the management and operation of the e-manifest system and the preservation of the data registered.
The JW Center also makes the following reporting to prefectural governments and designated cities according to the Waste Management Law.
・The yearly (from April 1st to March 31st) status report on the registration and reporting of the e-manifest to the prefectural government or the city that has jurisdiction over waste generation sites by June 30th of each year.
・The e-manifest report concerned upon requests by the local governments.
Promotion and publicity of the system
The JW Center is actively promoting the nationwide use of the e-manifest through,
・Providing orientation for transition to the e-manifest and relative cooperation,
・Holding the e-manifest trial seminars,
・Providing the demonstration version of the system,
・Preparing and distributing promotional brochures and videos, and
・Providing information related to the e-manifest on homepage.
Electronic Manigest Trial Seminars
The JW Center provides various education and training courses for the generators, transporters and disposers of industrial wastes so as to let them acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required for the proper management of industrial wastes.
Education and training courses for managers of the specially controlled industrial wastes
Courses for acquiring the qualification for managers that are required by the law to be appointed at the site, generating the specially controlled industrial wastes with explosiveness, toxicity or infectiousness among industrial wastes.
Courses for applying for the business licenses for the transportation and disposal of industrial wastes or the specially controlled industrial wastes
Courses for new and renewal applicants to acquire "sufficient knowledge for proper management" which is required by the law to apply for the business licenses for the collection and transportation, or disposal of industrial wastes.
Course for the collection and transportation of PCB wastes
Course to acquire "sufficient knowledge of the characteristics of PCB wastes", which is required by the law to apply for the business license for the collection and transportation of PCB wastes.
Workshop for waste generators engaged in managing industrial wastes
Evaluation of Receptacles for Infectious Wastes
In addition, the JW Center collects and analyzes information on proper disposal and recycling of industrial waste, and provides information on the results.
For the establishment of a sound material-cycle society in Asia, the JW Center carries out the collection and dissemination of information, and international cooperation.
As a multi-lateral cooperation, JW Center participated in the 6th network meeting with Korea and Taiwan on the e- manifest and other waste management related issues held in Korea in May 2018.
At the same time, JW Center promotes a bilateral cooperation in this field, and accepted government officials and researchers including Deputy Minister of Industry Thailand.
Publications and Publicity
JW Center Informationr
The JW Center also publishes a quarterly journal named "JW Center Information", where updated information on policies and technologies related to industrial wastes is given.
The JW Center publishes manuals and books on the Waste Management Law to promote proper management and the 3Rs of industrial wastes.
Public information through website etc.
The JW Center informs of its latest activities through the homepage and e-mail magazine.
JW Social gathering
The JW Center provides Social gathering focusing on topics and special issues on industrial wastes, and the latest information on them.