Summary: This document sets out a discussion basis and guidance in relation to the classification of landfills accepting asbestos waste.
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Council Decision 2003/33/EC establishes criteria and procedures for the acceptance of granular waste at landfills pursuant to Article 16 and Annex II of the Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste.
The recent implementation of Section 2 of Council Decision 2003/33/EC on establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills has permitted (from 16th July 2005) the landfilling of suitable asbestos waste, a hazardous material, in non-hazardous landfills (but only if the cell is sufficiently self-contained). However, no limits are specified regarding the amount of this waste type that can be deposited.
Article 48(1) of the Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004 require the classification of all landfill facilities. It is, therefore, necessary to articulate how much suitable hazardous waste can be deposited in a non-hazardous landfill before its designation has to be altered. There are also EIA implications that need to be considered in relation to the acceptance of hazardous waste at a non-hazardous landfill. This document sets out a discussion basis and guidance in relation to the classification of landfills accepting asbestos waste.