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The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

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Secure storage of WEEE

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41.—(1) Secure storage at any place of WEEE of a kind described in the Table in sub-paragraph (2) 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 that Table;

(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 that Table;

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

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

(2) The Table referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is set out below.

Kind of WasteMaximum QuantityMaximum DurationType of Containment
16 02 14 (WEEE other than those mentioned in 16 02 09 to 16 02 12)80 cubic metres3 monthsimpermeable surface; weatherproof coating 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 coating of stored WEEE

(3) Secure storage at any place of WEEE of a kind described in the Table in sub-paragraph (4) if—

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

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

(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 that Table;

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

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

(4) The Table referred to in sub-paragraph (3) is set out below.

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 must not exceed 2; the overall height of any stack must 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

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

(6) For the purposes of this paragraph, the storage and treatment limits specified in the Tables in sub-paragraphs (2) and (4) are overall limits that apply to all waste falling within the 6 digit code or codes specified in those Tables.

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