Directive Waste

Directive Waste is defined in the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 (SI 1994 1056) as being any substance or object in the categories set out in Part II of Schedule 4 of the Regulations that the producer or holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard. The list shown in Part II of Schedule 4 (Table below) is taken from the Waste Framework Directive (Directive 75/442/EEC) and covers a wide range of waste types, some of which are likely to de directly relevant to the HFE sector. In addition there is a catch-all category of ‘any materials, substances, or products which are not contained in the above list’. There are few exceptions to what is categorised as directive Waste. The most relevant of these to the HFE sector are;

You should note that whilst these waste types are not directive waste they are subject to other legislative controls.

Categories of Waste from WML Regs and from Waste Framework Directive (Annex 1 categories of waste)