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Waste assessment and classification

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We are seeking views on the changes we have made to our guidance on waste assessment and classification.

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Consultation description

The way waste is assessed and classified in the UK changes significantly in June 2015.

This is a result of several changes to the law.

The changes include:

  • amendments to the List of Waste (or European Waste Catalogue)
  • a major revision of hazardous properties
  • the adoption of the a new system of chemical classification

As a result, current UK guidance on waste classification needs to be updated.

On behalf of the joint agencies, we are asking for your comments on the changes we have made to our guidance.

View the current technical guidance that is being updated.


Published 12 November 2014
Last updated 29 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. The Environment Agency online consultation tool has changed so the consultation document has been republished directly onto GOV.UK.

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