Waste types and controls—controlled waste
Waste types and controls—controlled waste

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Waste types and controls—controlled waste
  • Brexit impact
  • Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
  • Waste and Environmental Permitting etc (Legislative Functions and Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1540
  • Key provisions dealing with controlled waste
  • Definition of controlled waste
  • Controlled Waste Regulations
  • Meaning of waste
  • Household waste
  • Commercial waste
  • More...

Controlled waste is subject to legislative control. It is defined in Part II to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), see Definition of controlled waste below.

This Practice Note covers the meaning of controlled waste in England and Wales only.

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

For details on Brexit related regulations relevant to the environment, see: Environment legislation tracker 2019 and Environment legislation tracker 2018 [Archived].

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188, introduce amendments to multiple pieces of EU-derived domestic legislation to correct deficiencies in this legislation arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This includes amendments to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, SI 2011/988 and the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, SI 2012/811.

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI

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