Waste legislation that applies to Northern Ireland

This section contains various legal terms and technical information for those who wish to read more about the waste legislation that applies to Northern Ireland.

History

The European Council (EC) and Northern Ireland (NI) Primary and Secondary legislation has made increasing environmental standards and changes in production patterns, a legal requirement.

The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997), was introduced in Northern Ireland as a result of the Waste Framework Directive (75/442/EC) (as amended by 91/156/EEC and 91/692/EEC), The Hazardous Waste Directive (91/689/EC) and The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) which set legal standards and responsibilities for the deposit, treatment, keeping or disposal of waste.

Legislation documents

The 71 current waste legislation documents are outlined below:

  • Animal By-Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 SR 495
  • The Controlled Waste Regulations 1992
  • Controlled Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 SR 248
  • Controlled Waste (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 SR 404
  • Controlled Waste (Duty of Care) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 SR 271
  • Controlled Waste (Duty of Care) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 277
  • Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 SI 1624
  • Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 SI 605
  • Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 SR 362
  • End of Life Vehicles Directive 2000/53/EC
  • End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005 SI 263
  • Environmental Protection (Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and other Dangerous Substances) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000, SR 232
  • Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 SI 3153 (N.I. 7) (including updates)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment 85/337/ECCouncil Directive 97/11/EC of 3 March 1997 amending Directive 85/337/EEC
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007
  • The Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • EU Regulation laying down Health Rules concerning Animal By-Products not intended for Human Consumption 1774/2002
  • EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC)
  • Hazardous Waste Directive 91/689/EEC
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 SR 300
  • Hazardous Waste (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 SR 461
  • Industrial Pollution Control (Northern Ireland) Order 1997
  • Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive 96/61/EC
  • Industrial Pollution Control (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998
  • Council Directive 1999/31/EC - The Landfill of Waste
  • Landfill Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 SR 496
  • Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 297
  • Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 SR 179
  • Landfill (Amendment No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 SR 258
  • The Landfill Tax Regulations 1996
  • List of Wastes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 SR 301
  • List of Wastes (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 SR 462
  • The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order SI 1985/1208
  • Nature Conservancy and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985
  • The Nitrates Action Programme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006
  • The Nitrates Action Programme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008
  • Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003 SI 1941
  • Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 SI 1188
  • Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 SI 1492
  • Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC
  • Phosphorus (Use in Agriculture) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006
  • Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 SR 1049 (including updates)
  • Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 SR 46
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 SI 1762 (NI 16) (including updates)
  • The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 SR 19
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 SR 77
  • EU Regulation on Shipments of Waste 1013/2006
  • Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste Regulations 1993 SI 3031
  • Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007 SI 1711
  • Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations 2008 SI 9
  • Waste (Amendment)(Northern Ireland) Order 2007 SI 611
  • Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 SI 2778 (including updates)
  • Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 399
  • Waste Collection and Disposal (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 1997 SR 52 
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 SR 509
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 SI 3289
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2007 SI 3454
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Waste Management Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 SR 519
  • Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003
  • Waste Framework Directive 75/442/EEC, as amended (Repealed by Directive 2006/12/ec)
  • Directive 2006/12/ec of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on waste
  • Waste Incineration Directive 2000/76/EC
  • Corrigendum to Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste
  • Waste Incineration Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
  • Waste Incineration (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 35
  • Waste Management Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 SR 493
  • Waste Management (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 SR 18
  • Waste Management Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 SR 280

 

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