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EU Waste Legislation

C.  European Union legislation on specific waste streams

  • Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles

    Ancillary/subordinate legislation on ELVs:
    • Commission Decision 2001/753/EC of 17 October 2001 concerning a questionnaire for Member States reports on the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles
    • Commission Decision 2002/151/EC of 19 February 2002 on minimum requirements for the certificate of destruction issued in accordance with Article 5(3) of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles
    • Commission Decision 2002/525/EC of 27 June 2002 amending Annex II of Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles

    Other related ELV instrument(s):
  • Council Directive 96/59/EC of 16 September 1996 on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls (PCB/PCT)
  • Waste from the titanium dioxide industry:
    • Council Directive 78/176/EEC of 20 February 1978 on waste from the titanium dioxide industry
    • Council Directive 82/883/EEC of 3 December 1982 on procedures for the surveillance and monitoring of environments concerned by waste from the titanium dioxide industry
    • Council Directive 92/112/EEC of 15 December 1992 on procedures for harmonizing the programmes for the reduction and eventual elimination of pollution caused by waste from the titanium dioxide industry

  • Legislation on batteries and accumulators:
  • European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste

    Ancillary EU legislation on packaging and packaging waste:
    • Commission Decision 97/129/EC of 28 January 1997 on the identification system for packaging materials
    • Commission Decision 97/138/EC of 3 February 1997 establishing the formats relating to the database system
    • Commission Decision 1999/42/EC of 22 December 1998 confirming the measures notified by Austria pursuant to Article 6(6) of Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste (notified under document number C(1998) 3940)
    • Commission Decision 1999/177/EC of 8 February 1999 establishing the conditions for a derogation for plastic crates and plastic pallets in relation to the heavy metal concentration levels established in Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
    • Commission Decision 1999/652/EC of 15 September 1999 confirming the measures notified by Belgium pursuant to Article 6(6) of Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on packaging and packaging waste (notified under document number C(1999) 2919) (Text with EEA relevance)
    • Commission Decision 1999/823/EC confirming the measures notified by the Netherlands pursuant to Article 6(6) of Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste (notified under document number C(1999) 3818)

  • on agricultural use of sewage sludge
    • Council Directive 86/278/EEC of 12 June 1986 on the protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge is used in agriculture
      Warning: This link does not incorporate amendment of Article 5 of Directive 91/692/EEC of 23 December 1991 standardizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment

  • Council Directive 75/439/EEC of 16 June 1975 on the disposal of waste oils, as amended