Circular explains revised "controlled" waste rules

An official circular explaining the complex new regulations which defined what is to be treated as "controlled" waste under Britain's waste management arrangements was issued at the end of May.1 The guidance also draws attention to recent rulings by the European Court of Justice which emphasised that "waste" includes materials which may be recycled or reused.

The new regulations, which apply throughout Britain, came into force on 1 April (ENDS Report 206, pp 36-7 ). They prescribe what kinds of household, commercial and industrial waste are to be treated as "controlled" waste for the purposes of the new duty of care and waste carrier registration regulations, and of th

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