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Waste shipments

Case law of the European Court of Justice with particular relevance to waste shipments

Case C-259/05: Criminal proceedings against Omni Metal Service - Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 - Waste - Cables composed of copper and PVC - Export to China for purposes of recovery - Heading GC 020 - Mixed waste - Combination of two materials mentioned in the green list of wastes - Such mixed waste not included on the green list - Consequences. Reference for a preliminary ruling under Article 234 EC from the Rechtbank te Rotterdam (Netherlands), made by decision of 8 June 2005, received at the Court on 20 June 2005. Judgment of the Court of 21 June 2007

Case C-176/05: KVZ retec GmbH v. Republik Österreich - Waste - Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 - Supervision and control of shipments of waste - Meat-and-bone meal. Reference for a preliminary ruling under Article 234 EC from the Landesgericht für Zivilrechtssachen Wien ( Austria ), made by decision of 8 April 2005, received at the Court on 20 April 2005 . Judgment of the Court of 1 March 2007

Case C-215/04: Marius Pedersen A/S v. Miljøstyrelsen - Waste - Transfer of waste - Waste intended for recovery operations - Concept of 'notifier' - Notifier's obligations. Reference for a preliminary ruling under Article 234 EC, by the l'Østre Landsret ( Denmark ), made by decision of 14 May 2004, received at the Court on 21 May 2004, in the proceedings . Judgment of the Court of 16 February 2006

Case C-277/02: EU-Wood-Trading GmbH v. Sonderabfall-Management-Gesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz mbH- Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Oberverwaltungsgericht Rheinland Pfalz - Environment - Waste - Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on shipments of waste - Waste intended for recovery - Objections - Powers of the authority of dispatch - Recovery contravening the requirements of Article 4 of Directive 75/442/EEC or those of national provisions - Power of the authority of dispatch to raise such objections. Judgment of the Court of 16 December 2004

Case C-235/02: Criminal proceedings against Marco Antonio Saetti and Andrea Frediani - Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Giudice per le indagini preliminari du Tribunale di Gela - Article 104(3) of the Rules of Procedure - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Waste management - Definition of waste - Petroleum coke. Order of the Court of 15 January 2004

Case C-114/01: Proceedings against AvestaPolarit Chrome Oy, formerly Outokumpu Chrome Oy - Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Korkein hallinto-oikeus (Finland) - Approximation of laws - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Meaning of waste - Production residue - Mine - Use - Storage - Article 2(1)(b) - Meaning of other legislation - National legislation outside the framework of Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC. Judgment of the Court of 11 September 2003

Case C-444/00 : The Queen on the application of Mayer Parry Recycling Ltd v. Environment Agency and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions - Reference for a preliminary ruling from the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court) - Directive 75/442/EEC, as amended by Directive 91/156/EEC and Decision 96/350/EC - Directive 94/62/EC - Concept of waste - Concept of recycling - Processing of metal packaging waste. Judgment of the Court of 19 June 2003

Case C-116/01: SITA EcoService Nederland BV, formerly Verol Recycling Limburg BV v. Minister van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer - Reference for a preliminary rulingfrom the Raad van State (Netherlands) - Environment - Waste - Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 - Directive 75/442/EEC - Treatment of waste in several stages - Use of waste as fuel in the cement industry and use of incineration residues as raw material in cement manufacture - Classification as a recovery operation or as a disposal operation - Concept of the use of waste principally as a fuel or other means to generate energy. Judgment of the Court of 3 April 2003

Case C-458/00: Commission of the European Communities v. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Article 7(2) and (4) of Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 - Classification of the purpose of a shipment of waste (recovery or disposal) - Incinerated waste - Point R1 of Annex II B to Directive 75/442/EEC - Concept of use principally as a fuel or other means to generate energy. Judgment of the Court of 13 February 2003

Case C-228/00: Commission of the European Communities v. Federal Republic of Germany - Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Article 7(2) and (4) of Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 - Classification of the purpose of a shipment of waste (recovery or disposal) - Incinerated waste - Point R1 of Annex II B to Directive 75/442/EEC - Concept of use principally as a fuel or other means to generate energy. Judgment of the Court of 13 February 2003

Case C-9/00: Palin Granit Oy and Vehmassalon kansanterveystyön kuntayhtymän hallitus - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Korkein hallinto-oikeus - Finland - Harmonisation of laws - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Concept of waste - Production residue - Quarry - Storage - Use of waste - No risk to health or the environment - Possibility of recovery of waste. Judgment of the Court of 18 April 2002

Case C-6/00: Abfall Service AG (ASA) v. Bundesminister für Umwelt, Jugend und Familie - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Verwaltungsgerichtshof - Austria - Environment - Waste - Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on shipments of waste - Competence of the authority of dispatch to scrutinise the classification of the purpose of a shipment (recovery or disposal) and to object to a shipment on the ground of an incorrect classification - Directive 75/442/EEC on waste - Classification of deposit of waste in a disused mine. Judgment of the Court of 27 February 2002

Case C-324/99: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Land Baden-Württemberg - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundesverwaltungsgericht - Germany w. - Environment - Waste - Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on shipments of waste - Conditions justifying prohibitions or restrictions on the export of waste - National legislation imposing the obligation to offer waste to an approved body. Judgment of the Court of 13 December 2001

Joined cases C-418/97 and C-419/97: ARCO Chemie Nederland Ltd v. Minister van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer (C-418/97) and Vereniging Dorpsbelang Hees, Stichting Werkgroep Weurt+ and Vereniging Stedelijk Leefmilieu Nijmegen v Directeur van de dienst Milieu en Water van de provincie Gelderland (C-419/97) - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Raad van State - Netherlands . - Environment - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Concept of "waste". Judgment of the Court of 15 June 2000

Joined cases C-175/98 and C-177/98: Criminal proceedings against Paolo Lirussi (C-175/98) and Francesca Bizzaro (C-177/98) - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Pretore di Udine - Italy . - Waste - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/689/EEC - Definition of temporary storage, pending collection, on the site where it is produced - Definition of waste management. Judgment of the Court of 5 October 1999

Case C-203/96: Chemische Afvalstoffen Dusseldorp BV and Others v. Minister van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Raad van State - Netherlands . - Shipments of waste for recovery - Principles of self-sufficiency and proximity. Judgment of the Court of 25 June 1998

Case C-129/96: Inter-Environnement Wallonie ASBL v. Région wallonne - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Conseil d'Etat - Belgium . - Directive 91/156/EEC - Period for transposition - Effects - Definition of waste. Judgment of the Court of 18 December 1997

Joined cases C-304/94, C-330/94, C-342/94 and C-224/95: Criminal proceedings against Euro Tombesi and Adino Tombesi (C-304/94), Roberto Santella (C-330/94), Giovanni Muzi and others (C-342/94) and Anselmo Savini (C-224/95) - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Pretura circondariale di Terni - Italy. - Waste - Definition - Council Directives 91/156/EEC and 91/689/EEC - Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93. Judgment of the Court of 25 June 1997

Case C-422/92: Commission of the European Communities v. Federal Republic of Germany - Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Transposition of the directives on waste, toxic and dangerous waste and athe transfrontier shipment of hazardous waste. Judgment of the Court of 10 May 1995

Case C-2/90: Commission of the European Communities v. Kingdom of Belgium - Failure to fulfil obligations - Prohibition of tipping waste originating in another Member State . Judgment of the Court of 9 July 1992