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The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

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Sources of household, industrial and commercial waste

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2.  (1)  This paragraph describes waste which is to be treated as household waste, industrial waste or commercial waste because of the place where it is produced.

(2) The second column of the table describes the places at which waste is produced.

(3) The waste must be treated for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act as the type of waste mentioned in the third column, subject to any exception in the fourth column.

(4) But in a case where paragraph 3 or 4(3) requires waste to be treated inconsistently with sub-paragraph (3), the requirements of those paragraphs take precedence.

Classification by place of production

No.DescriptionClassificationExceptions
1Private storage premises used wholly or mainly for the storage of articles of domestic useHousehold waste
2Land belonging to or used wholly or mainly in connection with domestic property or a caravan where waste from that property or caravan is to be treated as household wasteHousehold waste
3A private garageHousehold wasteWhere the garage has a floor area exceeding 25m2 or is not used wholly or mainly for the accommodation of a private motor vehicle, the waste is to be treated as commercial waste
4A vehicle or vessel used wholly for the purposes of living accommodationHousehold wasteWhere the vehicle or vessel is used in the course of a business for the provision of self-catering accommodation, the waste is to be treated as commercial waste
5A place of worshipHousehold waste
6A residential hostel which provides accommodation only to persons with no other permanent address or who are unable to live at their permanent addressHousehold waste
7A penal institutionHousehold waste
8A charity shop selling donated goods originating from domestic propertyHousehold waste
9A caravan or mobile home site for gypsies and travellersHousehold waste
10Premises used wholly or mainly for public meetingsHousehold waste
11Domestic property used in the course of a business for the provision of self-catering accommodationCommercial waste
12

A caravan—

(a)

used in the course of a business for the provision of self-catering accommodation, or

(b)

which is not allowed to be used for human habitation throughout the year by virtue of a licence or planning permission

Commercial waste
13Premises occupied by a charity and wholly or mainly used for charitable purposesCommercial wasteWhere the waste is from a place of worship or from premises used wholly or mainly for public meetings, it is to be treated as household waste
14A camp site or a tent pitched on land other than a camp siteCommercial wasteWhere the waste is from domestic premises at a camp site, it is to be treated as household waste
15A royal palaceCommercial waste
16Premises occupied by a club, society or any association of persons in which activities are conducted for the benefit of the membersCommercial waste
17

Premises occupied by—

(a)

a court;

(b)

a government department;

(c)

a local authority;

(d)

a person appointed by or under any enactment to discharge public functions;

(e)

a body incorporated by Royal Charter

Commercial waste

Waste classified as household waste or industrial waste because it is from a place—

(a)

otherwise described in this table (except for entry 27); or

(b)

described in section 75(5) or (6) of the Act (household waste or industrial waste)

18A hotelCommercial waste
19Any part of a composite hereditament used for the purposes of a trade or businessCommercial waste
20A market or fairCommercial waste
21The practice of a general medical practitionerCommercial waste
22

A workshop or similar premises which is not a factory only because—

(a)

those working there are not employees; or

(b)

the work carried on there is not carried on by way of trade or for purposes of gain

Industrial wasteWhere the principal activities at the premises are computer operations or the copying of documents by photographic or lithographic means the waste is to be treated as commercial waste
23Waste from a laboratoryIndustrial waste
24Waste from a scientific research associationIndustrial waste
25Waste from premises used for the breeding, boarding or stabling of animalsIndustrial waste
26Waste imported into England or WalesIndustrial waste
27Directive waste from a place (including any vehicle, vessel or aircraft) not otherwise described in this table or in section 75(5) or (7) of the Act(1) (household waste and commercial waste)Industrial waste
(1)

Section 75(7) was amended by S.I. 2006/937.

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