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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Waste Management Licensing) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006

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8.—(1) Schedule 3 (activities exempt from waste management licensing) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 40(1) after “where it is produced” insert “, including the temporary storage of WEEE pending its recovery,”.

(3) In paragraph 41(1) after “waste” insert “(including WEEE)”.

(4) After paragraph 48 insert—

49.(1) The carrying on, at any secure place in respect of WEEE of a kind described in Table 5A, of the treatment activities of repair or refurbishment or both if—

(a)the activity is carried on with a view to the reuse of the WEEE for its original purpose;

(b)best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques are used when carrying out the activity;

(c)the total quantity of any particular kind of WEEE so dealt with at that place does not exceed the treatment limit specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 5A;

(d)the technical requirements specified in Annex III of the WEEE Directive are met.

Table 5A

Kind of WasteStorage LimitsTreatment Limits
16 02 14 (WEEE other than those mentioned in 16 02 09 to 16 02 13)80 cubic metres5 tonnes per day
20 01 36 (WEEE other than those mentioned in 20 01 21, 20 01 23 and 20 01 35)80 cubic metres5 tonnes per day

(2) The carrying on, at any secure place in respect of WEEE that is hazardous waste of a kind described in Table 5B, of the treatment activities of repair or refurbishment or both, but not including the degassing and capture of ozone depleting substances, if—

(a)the activity is carried on with a view to the reuse of the WEEE for its original purpose;

(b)best available treatment, recovery and recycling techniques are used when carrying out the activity;

(c)the total quantity of any particular kind of WEEE so dealt with at that place does not exceed the treatment limit specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 5B;

(d)the technical requirements specified in Annex III of the WEEE Directive are met;

(e)the other requirements specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 5B are met.

Table 5B

Column headerStorage LimitsTreatment LimitsOther Requirements

16 02 11*

(WEEE containing chlorofluorocarbons, HCFC, HFC) and

20 01 23* (WEEE containing chlorofluorocarbons)

80 cubic metres5 tonnes per daystored and treated in a manner that will prevent the release of the CFCs, HCFCs or HFCs
Televisions and computer monitors containing cathode ray tubes falling within 16 02 13* (WEEE containing hazardous components other than those mentioned in 16 02 09 to 16 02 12) and 20 01 35* (WEEE other than those mentioned in 20 01 21 and 20 01 23 containing hazardous components)80 cubic metres5 tonnes per day

(3) The secure storage at the place where the activity is carried on of any WEEE of a kind described in Table 5A or 5B intended to be submitted to repair or refurbishment or both if—

(a)the total quantity of any particular kind of WEEE so dealt with at that place does not exceed the storage limit specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 5A or 5B;

(b)the technical requirements specified in Annex III of the WEEE Directive are met;

(c)the other requirements specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 5B are met;

(d)the WEEE is stored in such a manner that its environmentally sound reuse or recycling is not hindered;

(e)no WEEE is stored at that place for more than 12 months.

(4) Paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) only apply to the carrying on of an activity at a place if the person responsible for the management of that place has established administrative arrangements to ensure that—

(a)WEEE accepted at that place is of a kind described in Table 5A or 5B, as the case may be; and

(b)no waste is accepted at that place in such a quantity as would cause there to be breach of any of the conditions of the exemption.

(5) For the purposes of this paragraph, the storage and treatment limits specified in Tables 5A and 5B are overall limits that apply to all waste falling within the 6-digit code or codes specified in those Tables.

50.(1) The secure storage at any place of WEEE of a kind described in Table 6A if—

(a)the WEEE is stored for the purpose of its recovery elsewhere;

(b)the total quantity of any particular kind of WEEE stored at the site at any time does not exceed the storage limit specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 6A;

(c)the total duration that any particular kind of WEEE is stored for does not exceed the duration limits specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 6A;

(d)the type of containment specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 6A are met; and

(e)the WEEE is stored in such a manner that its environmentally sound reuse or recycling is not hindered.

Table 6A

Kind of WasteMaximum quantityMaximum durationType of containment
16 02 14 (WEEE other than those mentioned in 16 02 09 to 16 02 1280 cubic metres3 monthsimpermeable surface; weatherproof covering of stored WEEE
20 01 36 (WEEE other than those mentioned in 20 01 21, 20 01 23 and 20 01 35)80 cubic metres3 monthsimpermeable surface; weatherproof covering of stored WEEE

(2) The secure storage at any place of WEEE of a kind described in Table 6B if—

(a)the WEEE is stored for the purpose of its recovery elsewhere;

(b)the total quantity of any particular kind of WEEE stored at the site at any time does not exceed the storage limit specified in relation to kind of WEEE in Table 6B;

(c)the total duration that any particular kind of WEEE is stored for does not exceed the duration limits specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 6B;

(d)the type of containment and other requirements specified in relation to that kind of WEEE in Table 6B are met; and

(e)the WEEE is stored in such a manner that its environmentally sound reuse or recycling is not hindered.

Table 6B

Kind of WasteMaximum quantityMaximum durationType of containmentOther Requirements
16 02 11* (WEEE containing chlorofluorocarbons, HCFC, HFC) and 20 01 23* (WEEE containing chlorofluorocarbons)80 cubic metres3 monthsimpermeable surface; weatherproof covering of stored WEEEstored in a manner that will prevent the release of the CFC, HCFC and HFC; the number of units in any stack shall not exceed 2; the overall height of any stack shall not exceed 3.5m
16 02 13* (WEEE containing hazardous components other than those mentioned in 16 02 09 to 16 02 12) and 20 01 35* (WEEE other than those mentioned in 20 01 21 and 20 01 23 containing hazardous components)80 cubic metres3 monthsimpermeable surface; weatherproof covering of stored WEEE
20 01 21* (fluorescent tubes and other mercury-containing waste)50 cubic metres3 monthsappropriate secure containers; weatherproof coveringstored in such a way that the glass is not broken

(3) For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2), the activity of storage shall be taken to include the incidental sorting of waste of that kind.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph, the storage and treatment limits specified in Tables 6A and 6B are overall limits that apply to all waste falling within the 6-digit code or codes specified in those Tables.

51.(1) The crushing of waste gas discharge lamps (including fluorescent tubes which are hazardous waste within category 20 01 21*) for the purposes of volume reduction prior to collection, where the material is intended for recovery or reuse if—

(a)the activity is carried on in equipment designed for the purpose of volume reduction prior to collection;

(b)the activity is carried on solely for that purpose;

(c)the mercury concentration in emissions does not exceed 50 micrograms/cubic metre;

(d)the total quantity of lamps processed in any period of 24 hours does not exceed 3 tonnes.

(2) The secure storage of such lamps prior to crushing, or after crushing but prior to collection if—

(a)the lamps are stored under weatherproof covering; and

(b)after crushing, the lamps are stored in a secure container..

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