Fly-tipping of hazardous wastes

Griffiths, Simon and Stewart-Evans, Jim (2010) Fly-tipping of hazardous wastes. Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report, 16. pp. 20-23. ISSN 1745-3763

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UK waste disposal has long relied on managed co-disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous waste to landfill. However the transposition of the EU’s Landfill Directive into UK domestic law stopped co-disposal as of 16th July 2004. From that time on, landfill sites had to be designated as taking either inert, non-hazardous or hazardous waste streams (although stable non-reactive hazardous waste, e.g. asbestos, could be consigned to a designated cell at a nonhazardous site). Additional controls imposed restrictions on some wastes going to landfill for final disposal and outright bans for others. Such a fundamental shift in UK landfill use policy led to fears of negative consequences. Fears included hazardous wastes being unlawfully consigned as non-hazardous and an increase of hazardous waste fly-tipping. This paper discusses the latter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
H200 Civil Engineering
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Simon Griffiths
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 08:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:30

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