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The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002

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Classification of landfills

7.—(1) Before granting a landfill permit, the Environment Agency shall classify the landfill—

(a)as a landfill for hazardous waste;

(b)as a landfill for non-hazardous waste; or

(c)as a landfill for inert waste,

and shall ensure that the classification is stated in the landfill permit.

(2) Hazardous waste means any waste as defined in Article 1(4) of Directive 91/689/EEC(1) (hazardous waste).

(3) Non-hazardous waste is waste which is not hazardous waste.

(4) Waste is inert waste if—

(a)it does not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformations;

(b)it does not dissolve, burn or otherwise physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely affect other matter with which it comes into contact in a way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm to human health; and

(c)its total leachability and pollutant content and the ecotoxicity of its leachate are insignificant and, in particular, do not endanger the quality of any surface water or groundwater.

(1)

OJ No. L377, 31.12.91, p.20 as amended by Council Directive 94/31/EC (OJ L168, 2.7.1994, p.28).

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