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EU Waste Legislation

C.  European Union legislation on specific waste streams

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Legislation on batteries and accumulators:

  5. 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)

  6. Council Directive 96/59/EC of 16 September 1996 on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated terphenyls (PCB/PCT)

  7. 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):