Waste management

General 

  • Ex-post evaluation of certain waste stream Directives Final report (April 2014)

  • Link to DG ENV waste section 

  • DG ENV webpage on waste management planning

Biodegradable Waste

  • Green Paper on the management of bio-waste in the European Union {SEC(2008) 2936} 

  • Final Report Assessment of the options to improve the management of bio-waste in the European Union (2010)

  • Final Report on assessment of feasibility of setting bio-waste recycling targets in EU, including subsidiarity aspects (March 2011)

End-of-Life Vehicles

  • Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles - Commission Statements - Link to amendments

  • Directive 2005/64/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 on the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to their reusability, recyclability and recoverability and amending Council Directive 70/156/EEC 

Environmental Liability

  • Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage 

Amended by:

  • Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the management of waste from extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/EC - Statement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission 

  • Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 

  • Directive 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC

 See also:

  •  Development of Guidance on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Final Report (2014) 

Waste Framework Directive

  • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directive

Remarks: Directive 2008/98/EC  repealed Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on waste (the codified version of Directive 75/442/EEC as amended), hazardous waste Directive 91/689/EEC, and the Waste Oils Directive 75/439/EEC. It provides for a general framework of waste management requirements and sets the basic waste management definitions for the EU.

Landfill

  • Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the Landfill of Waste

  • Council Decision 2003/33/EC establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills

  • Council Directive 2011/97/EU of 5 December 2011 amending Directive 1999/31/EC as regards specific criteria for the storage of metallic mercury considered as waste 

Mining Waste

  • Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the management of waste from extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/EC - Statement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission 

  • Final report on the Establishment of guidelines for the inspection of mining waste facilities, inventory and rehabilitation of abandoned facilities and review of the BREF document (April 2012)

Municipal Waste Management

  • Financing and Incentive Schemes for Municipal Waste Management – Final report (2002)

Packaging and Packaging Waste

  • European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste - Link to amendments

  • Commission Decision 2001/171/EC of 19 February 2001 establishing the conditions for a derogation for glass packaging in relation to the heavy metal concentration levels established in Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (Text with EEA relevance) (notified under document number C(2001) 398) 

Eco-design

  • Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products

R1/D10

  • Proposal for a Commission Directive amending Annex II of the WFD (climate correction factor for R1 formula)

Sewage Sludge

Soil Strategy

  • Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the protection of soil and amending Directive 2004/35/EC 

NB: The Commission decided to withdraw the proposal for a Soil Framework Directive on 30 April 2014. The decision entered into force on 21 May 2014 upon publication on the Official Journal (see OJ C 153 of 21 May 2014 and corrigendum in OJ C 163 of 28 May 2014).

Transboundary Shipment of Hazardous Waste

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

  • Directive 2002/96/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) - Repealed byDirective 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast) 

  • Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of restricted substances (Text with EEA relevance) 

 List of Waste (LoW)

  • Commission Decision 94/3/EC of 20 December 1993 establishing a list of wastes

  • Council Decision 94/904/EC of 22 December 1994 establishing a list of hazardous  waste

  • Commission Decision 2000/532/EC of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste - Link to amendments 

  • Commission Decision 2001/118/EC on the European List of Wastes ('Second Round Decision')

  • Commission Decision 2001/119/EC on the European List of Wastes (End-of-Life Vehicles in the Waste List)

  • Commission Decision 2014/955/EU of 18 December 2014 amending Decision 2000/532/EC on the list of waste pursuant to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Text with EEA relevance 

  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 1357/2014 of 18 December 2014 replacing Annex III to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives

Waste Oils

  • Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (in particular Article 12) 

End of Waste

  • DG ENV webpage on End of waste criteria

Waste Statistics

Batteries and Accumulators

  • Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC

Circular Economy