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Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1999
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Land & soil, Waste & hazardous substances, Water
Keyword
Pollution control Hazardous waste Ozone layer Authorization/permit Classification/declassification Soil conservation/soil improvement Waste disposal Waste management Waste prevention Monitoring
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

The purpose of this Directive is to provide for measures, procedures and guidance in order to prevent or reduce negative effects on the environment (particularly the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air) and of the global environment (including the greenhouse effect) as well as any other risk to human health that might result from landfilling of waste. For the purposes of this Directive, “waste” shall mean any substance or object which is covered by Directive 75/442/EEC. On the

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Landfill Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. No. 496 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 1156 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Organic waste, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1049 on landfills.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Hazardous substances, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Transport/storage, Certification, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on Contaminated Soil (No. 282 of 2007).

Legislation | Denmark | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Basic legislation, Soil rehabilitation, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Urban land

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 158 of 2009 on Requirements with Respect to Environmental Monitoring and the Procedures for Performance Thereof, the Creation of the Register of Polluting Substances and Public Availability of Information

Legislation | Latvia | 2009 (2010)

Keyword: Monitoring, Environmental standards, Procedural matters, Access-to-information, Public health, Public participation, Pollution control, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Research, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 224 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste disposal, Waste management, Environmental planning, Recycling/reuse, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 1032 of 2011 on Construction of Landfill Sites, the Management, Closure and Re-cultivation of Landfill Sites and Waste Dumps

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Transport/storage, Classification/declassification, Hazardous substances, Solid waste, Environmental standards, Hazardous waste, Pollution control, Standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale concernant la mise en décharge des déchets.

Legislation | Belgium | 2002 (2009)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Soil pollution/quality, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste prevention, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Classification/declassification, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 179 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 937 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Organic waste, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Real Decreto Nº 1.481/2001 - Regula la eliminación de residuos mediante depósito en vertedero.

Legislation | Spain | 2001

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 183/2009 establishing technical requirements for the monitoring of water chemical parameters.

Legislation | Portugal | 2009

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Groundwater, Water abstraction, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the landfill of waste.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1306 on Waste Data System.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Tax/levy, Monitoring, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 1082 of 2010 on Procedure by Which Polluting Activities of Category A, B and C Shall Be Declared and Permits for the Performance of Category A and B Polluting Activities Shall Be Issued

Legislation | Latvia | 2010 (2014)

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. No. 161 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Act (No. 1415 of 2011).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009).

Legislation | Ireland | 2009

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Waste management, Organic waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Geological and Mining Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Basic legislation, Mining, Liability/compensation, Exploration, Offences/penalties, Institution, Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention, Hazardous waste, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act (No. 1189 of 2016).

Legislation | Denmark | 2006 (2016)

Keyword: Pollution control, Protection of habitats, Environmental standards, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Law (2010)

Legislation | Latvia | 2010 (2015)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Public health, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 3538 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, EIA, Land-use planning, Mining, Waste disposal, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Solid and Hazardous Waste (Waste Disposal Sites) Regulations, 2003 (P.I. 562/2003).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2003

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Data collection/reporting, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Monitoring, Organic waste, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1305 on Waste Register and approval of collectors.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste management, Tax/levy, Registration, Recycling/reuse, Internal trade, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71 of 2013).

Legislation | Ireland | 2013 | Repealed

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on keeping cleanness in communes.

Legislation | Poland | 1996 (2012)

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Organic waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Waste Incineration Directive) (Scotland) Order 2003 (S.S.I. No. 204 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act CLXXXV of 2012 on waste.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2015)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Transport/storage, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Transboundary movement of waste, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties, Oil, Polluter pays principle, Authorization/permit, Registration, Royalties/fees, Classification/declassification, Data collection/reporting, Tax/levy, Policy/planning, Pollution control, Governance, Internal trade, International trade, Non-governmental entity, Oil pollution, Organic waste, Solid waste, Waste prevention, Effluent waste water/discharge, Environmental standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2010) | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 2499 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the emission of substances in the discharge of leachate water from landfills.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste disposal, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 719 on landfills.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Hazardous substances, Monitoring, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 48 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Environmental standards, Pollution control, Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Recycling/reuse, Registration, Transboundary movement of waste, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill Allowances Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 373 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 191 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015 | Repealed

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Waste management, Organic waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on waste landfills.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill Allowances Scheme (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004 (S.R. No. 416 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Joint Decree No. Η.P. 29407/3508 establishing measures and terms for the landfill of waste.

Legislation | Greece | 2002

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 36 implementing Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste.

Legislation | Italy | 2003

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Offences/penalties, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the landfill of waste and temporary storage of metallic mercury.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Hazardous waste, Hazardous substances, Soil conservation/soil improvement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1309 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Waste disposal, Consumer protection, Environmental planning, Hazardous substances, Internal trade, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Transport/storage, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the management of waste.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2008

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 235 of 2012 on Procedures for Determining the Payment for Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Legislation | Latvia | 2012 (2013)

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Royalties/fees, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 718 on training staff employed at landfills.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Education, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (S.S.I. No. 222 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the landfill of waste.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on Contaminated Soil (No. 1427 of 2009).

Legislation | Denmark | 2007 (2009)

Keyword: Pollution control, Basic legislation, Soil rehabilitation, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Urban land

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 258 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act (No. 1757 of 2006).

Legislation | Denmark | 2001 (2006)

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Noise pollution, Basic legislation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Cleaning agents/detergents, Effluent waste water/discharge, Emissions, Environmental standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Internal trade, Marine pollution, Oil pollution, Protection of habitats, Soil pollution/quality, Solid waste, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Radiation, Plant protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on keeping cleanness in communes.

Legislation | Poland | 1996 (2013)

Keyword: Pollution control, Environmental standards, Waste management, Waste prevention, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on operational monitoring of surface water.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2013

Keyword: Surface water, Monitoring, Pollution control, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. No. 280 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Organic waste, Transport/storage, Soil pollution/quality, Groundwater, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill Allowances and Trading Scheme (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 3212 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Registration, Organic waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 1490 (W.155)).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Registration, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Landfill Directive) (Scotland) Order 2003 (S.S.I. No. 185 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste management, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 430 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Waste management, Organic waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Chapter 33 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Emissions, Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Waste disposal, Organic waste, Solid waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on Contaminated Soil (No. 895 of 2015).

Legislation | Denmark | 2009 (2015)

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste prevention, Policy/planning, Environmental security, Emissions, Environmental standards, Soil rehabilitation, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1154 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Disasters, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Mining, Waste disposal, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Groundwater, Flood, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Regulation No. 930.

Legislation | Norway | 2004

Keyword: Waste management, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Recycling/reuse, Environmental planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the President of the Province No. 45 on the landfill of waste.

Legislation | Italy | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 486 on approval of listed companies.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Pollution control, Waste management, Oil pollution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Marine pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Decision 2003/33/EC establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills pursuant to article 16 of and Annex II to Directive 1999/31/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2002

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention, Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2007) | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Policy/planning, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Council Directive 2011/97/EU amending Directive 1999/31/EC as regards specific criteria for the storage of metallic mercury considered as waste.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Waste management, Hazardous waste, Soil conservation/soil improvement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Cited by

Pontina Ambiente Srl v Regione Lazio.

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, Italy |

Keyword: Polluter pays principle, Business/industry/corporations, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Tax/levy

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Deponiezweckverband Eiterköpfe v Land Rheinland-Pfalz.

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, Germany |

Keyword: Effluent waste standards, Ecosystem preservation, Effluent waste (industrial sources), Environmental security

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

3C Waste Ltd v Mersey Waste Holdings Ltd & Anor.

Jurisprudence | Others | United Kingdom |

Keyword: Waste management, Contract/agreement, Waste disposal

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Amia spa v Provincia Regionale di Palermo.

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, Italy |

Keyword: Polluter pays principle, Business/industry/corporations, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Tax/levy

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Pro-Braine ASBL and Others v Commune de Braine-le-Château

Jurisprudence | International court | Belgium, European Union |

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, EIA

Source: UNEP, InforMEA