RE- The Landfill Directive Implementation from 16th July 2004
As from the 16th July 2004, ALAB operates an IPPC permitted landfill site for non-hazardous wastes with cells for stable non-reactive hazardous wastes. This means that we can receive all non hazardous industrial/commercial waste streams into our Seaton Meadows landfill.
We can also take the following into our stable non-reactive hazardous waste cells:
* See Waste Acceptance Criteria table re: Leachability testing.
The Landfill Directive requires that all procedures involving hazardous waste must provide an analytical assessment of the waste in order to confirm that it is compatible with waste acceptance criteria for our stable non reactive hazardous waste cell.
We would urge all customers to have this analysis undertaken as soon as possible.
Hazardous waste, not conforming to our Waste Acceptance Criteria, will have to be pre-treated prior to landfill.
We trust the above information helps to clarify this particular concern for our customers.
Leachability Characterisation Testing for Stable Non-Reactive Hazardous Waste
Pre-Treatment for Non-Hazardous Wastes
Most of our customers have now put pre-treatment procedures in place but once again, ignorance of this important change seems to have been widespread.
Soils and Other Construction/Demolition Wastes – How We Can Help
In the past, source segregation was used as pre-treatment for hazardous wastes (such as contaminated soil). Under the new rules, source segregation is harder to apply. It will only be accepted if both non-hazardous and hazardous materials are being removed.
So if only non-hazardous material is being moved, it needs pre-treatment.
A reminder of the key points of the legislation:
The aim of Pre-Treatment
The primary aim of treatment reflect the philosophy of the Landfill Directive. It is intended to :
The Three Point Test
The key to approving a treatment method is the three-point test. All three points must be satisfied for all of the waste to have been treated:
The following three points must be satisfied for all of the waste to have been treated:
Unlike hazardous waste, no waste acceptance criteria is applied to non-hazardous waste, however proof that it is non-hazardous is required through an initial Level 1 characterisation exercise.
Once again, responsibility is placed on the landfill operator, who must be sure that the necessary pre-treatment is done and is appropriate for the waste. It’s likely that, as with hazardous waste, this will be the Environment Agency’s primary focus for assessing compliance.
The waste producer is ultimately responsible for the treatment, though they can ask their waste management company to actually do it.
Original documents are available from:- Environment Agency: – Tel: 08708 506 506
or can be download: Here
*Whilst we take every care to ensure the accuracy of items included in the waste we cannot take responsibility for errors or omissions.