Waste

Waste guidance:

Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Energy from Waste (EfW) plants fall into three broad categories: • anaerobic digestion (AD) (a process that uses bacteria to decompose waste) (see Practice Note:...

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What is Energy from Waste (EfW)? Energy from waste (EfW) involves taking waste and turning it into a useable form of energy from a sustainable energy source. This...

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The Mining Waste Directive 2006/21/EC (MWD) which deals with the management of extractive waste, is implemented in the UK through the Environmental Permitting (England...

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The Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED) came into force on 6 January 2011 and had to be transposed by Member States by 7 January 2013. IED replaced the Waste...

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Waste law in the UK derives from the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD), which defines waste as ‘any substance or object which the holder discards or intends...

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What is fly-tipping? Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste. It can cause pollution, harm to human health and can affect the amenity of the area. It undermines the...

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Scope of Practice Note The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/336 revoked Part 5 of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales)...

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Scope of Practice Note The List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/895 were revoked by the Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015, SI...

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The Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/336 revoked Part 5 of the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/894,...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

Practice Note

Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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'Waste' is defined in the Waste Framework Directive 2008 (rWFD) as any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard. See Practice...

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Disposal is one of the key waste management elements of the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (rWFD) and together with recovery comprise waste 'treatment'. The...

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Determining whether or not a substance or object is waste is a complex process. See Practice Note: Meaning of waste—what is waste? End-of-waste status defines when...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Determining whether or not a substance or object is waste is a complex process. See Practice Note: Meaning of waste—what is waste? Part of that process may involve...

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Recovery is one of the key waste management elements of the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (rWFD Directive) and together with disposal operations comprise...

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Determining what is waste under the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (rWFD) is a complex process. See Practice Note: Meaning of waste—what is waste? Some...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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The ECJ has identified factors from which it may be possible to infer the holder's intent to discard. However, no single factor is conclusive. Whether or not a substance...

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Any substance or object is capable of being waste. Determining whether or not a substance or object is waste is complex, and has significant legal and economic...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January...

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All waste facilities, including energy from waste (EfW) incinerators, are regulated to prevent or minimise any risks to the environment or health. There is an extensive...

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