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The Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Regulations 2 and 12

SCHEDULE 2WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

Criteria for acceptance of waste which apply to all kinds of landfill

1.—(1) The following criteria shall apply to the acceptance of waste at any landfill.

(2) Waste may only be accepted at a landfill provided its acceptance would not compromise the protection–

(a)of the surrounding environment, in particular groundwater and surface water;

(b)of the protection of environmental protection systems such as liners and leachate treatment systems;

(c)of the protection of the desired waste-stabilisation processes within the landfill; and

(d)against human health hazards.

Additional criteria for acceptance of waste at landfills for hazardous waste

2.  Waste may only be accepted at a landfill for hazardous waste if–

(a)it is listed on the Hazardous Waste List of the European Waste Catalogue(1) or has similar characteristics to those so listed; and

(b)its total content or leachability–

(i)does not present a short term occupational risk or an environmental risk; and

(ii)would not prevent the stabilisation of the landfill within its projected lifetime taking account of its after care period following closure.

Additional criteria for acceptance of waste at landfills for non-hazardous waste

3.  Waste may only be accepted at a landfill for non-hazardous waste if it is–

(a)listed on the Hazardous Waste List of the European Waste Catalogue or has similar characteristics to those so listed and its deposit at the landfill otherwise meets the requirements of regulation 12(3)(c) and (4); or

(b)any other waste listed on the European Waste Catalogue or has similar characteristics to those so listed.

Additional criteria for acceptance of waste at landfills for inert waste

4.  Waste may only be accepted at a landfill for inert waste if it is listed in the following Table or it otherwise falls within the definition of inert waste in regulation 2(1).

Waste acceptable at landfills for inert waste

European Waste Catalogue ChapterEuropean Waste Catalogue CodeDescriptionExclusions
10 – Wastes from thermal processes10 11 03Waste glass based fibrous materials
15 – Waste packaging; absorbents, wiping cloths, filter materials and protective clothing not otherwise specified15 01 07Glass packaging
17 – Construction and demolition wastes (including excavated soil from contaminated sites)

17 01 07

17 01 02

17 01 03

17 02 02

17 05 04

Concrete

Bricks

Tiles and ceramics

Glass

Soil and stones

Excluding topsoil, peat
20 – Municipal wastes (household waste and similar commercial, industrial and institutional wastes) including separately collected fractions

20 01 02

20 02 02

Glass

Soil and stones

Excluding topsoil, peat
(1)

Council Decision 2000/532/EC (O.J. L 226, 6.9.2000 p.3) as amended by Council Decisions 2001/118/EC (O.J. L 47, 16.2.2001, p.32) and 2001/119/EC (O.J. L 203, 28.7.2001, p.18).

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