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The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002

Draft Legislation:

This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 No. 1559

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application of regulations

    4. 4.Cases where regulations do not apply

    5. 5.Location

    6. 6.Extension of categories of landfill subject to the 2000 Regulations etc.

  3. PART II Landfill Permits

    1. 7.Classification of landfills

    2. 8.Conditions to be included in landfill permits

    3. 9.Prohibition of acceptance of certain wastes at landfills

    4. 10.Waste which may be accepted in the different classes of landfill

    5. 11.Costs of disposal of waste in landfills

    6. 12.Waste acceptance procedures

    7. 13.Initial site inspections by Environment Agency

    8. 14.Control and monitoring of operational landfill sites

    9. 15.Closure and after-care procedures for landfills

    10. 16.Closure Notices

  4. PART III Miscellaneous

    1. 17.Offences

    2. 18.Transitional provisions

    3. 19.Amendments

  5. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1


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

      2. 2.Additional criteria for acceptance of waste at landfills for hazardous waste

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

      4. 4.Additional criteria for acceptance of waste at landfills for inert waste

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. 1.(1) The location of a landfill must take into consideration...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, appropriate...

      3. 3.(1) The landfill must be situated and designed so as...

      4. 4.(1) Appropriate measures must be taken in order to control...

      5. 5.(1) Measures must be taken to minimise the nuisances arising...

      6. 6.(1) The placement of waste must ensure stability of all...

      7. 7.(1) The landfill must be secured to prevent free access...

    3. SCHEDULE 3


      1. 1.This Schedule sets out minimum procedures for monitoring to be...

      2. 2.(1) Samples of leachate or surface water (if present) must...

      3. Notes to Table 1

      4. 3.Notes to Table 1

      5. 4.(1) The monitoring of groundwater shall be carried out in...

      6. Notes to Table 2

      7. 5.Notes to Table 2

      8. 6.The topography of the site and settling behaviour of the...

      9. Note to Table 3

    4. SCHEDULE 4


      1. 1.Existing landfills : transitional provisions

      2. 2.(1) Paragraph 1 does not apply to a landfill if—...

      3. 3.(1) The Environment Agency shall by notice in writing served...

      4. 4.(1) This paragraph shall apply to any landfill if—

    5. SCHEDULE 5


      1. Further amendment of the 2000 Regulations

        1. 1.(1) The 2000 Regulations shall be amended as follows.

      2. The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994

        1. 2.(1) The Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 shall be amended...

  6. Explanatory Note

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