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The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002

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Regulations 2 and 10

SCHEDULE 1WASTE 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 where its acceptance would not—

(a)result in unacceptable emissions to groundwater, surface water or the surrounding environment;

(b)jeopardise environment protection systems (such as liners, leachate and gas collection and treatment systems) at the landfill;

(c)put at risk waste stabilisation processes (such as degradation or wash out) within the landfill; or

(d)endanger human health.

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.—(1) Waste may only be accepted at a landfill for non-hazardous waste if—

(a)it is 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 10(3)(c) and (4)); or

(b)it is 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 7(4)—

Waste acceptable at landfills for inert waste

European Waste Catalogue CodeDescriptionExclusions
10 11 03Waste glass based fibrous materials
15 01 07Glass packaging
17 01 01Concrete
17 01 02Bricks
17 01 03Tiles and ceramics
17 02 02Glass
17 05 04Soil and stonesExcluding topsoil, peat
20 01 02Glass
20 02 02Soil and stonesExcluding topsoil, peat
(1)

Council Decision 2000/532/EC (OJ L226, 6.9.2000, p.3) as amended by Council Decisions 2001/118/EC (OJ L47, 16.2.2001, p.1), 2001/119/EC (OJ L47, 16.2.2001, p.32) and 2001/573/EC (OJ L203, 28.7.2001, p.18).

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