Legal definition of waste guidance
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Welsh Government, Environment Agency, and Natural Resources Wales
- Part of:
- Waste and recycling and Waste
- 5 May 2016
- Last updated:
- 5 May 2016, see all updates
- Applies to:
- England, Northern Ireland, and Wales (see publication for Scotland)
How to decide if a material is waste or not – advice for organisations such as businesses, local authorities and charities.
Ref: pb13813;pb13813a PDF, 618KB
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The general guide explains how to work out if waste rules apply to your material. You will need to:
- decide if your material is waste
- identify when waste rules apply
- find out when waste ceases to be waste
- find out when waste rules do not apply
The full document is set out in 3 parts. They are:
- part 1 – the background and rationale for providing guidance on end of waste
- part 2 – a practical guide for businesses and other organisations
- part 3 – detailed guidance on the legal definition of waste and its application