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The purpose of this Directive is to provide for measures, procedures and guidance in order to prevent or reduce negative effects on the environment (particularly the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air) and of the global environment (including the greenhouse effect) as well as any other risk to human health that might result from landfilling of waste. For the purposes of this Directive, “waste” shall mean any substance or object which is covered by Directive 75/442/EEC. On the other side, “landfill” means a waste disposal site for the deposit of the waste into land, including internal waste disposal sites and a permanent site which is used for temporary storage of waste. Each landfill shall be classified into one of the following classes: (1) landfill for hazardous waste; (2) landfill for non-hazardous waste; (3) landfill for inert waste. A permit is compulsory for the operation of a landfill. The permit may not be issued unless the conditions established by article 8 are fulfilled. Article 3 defines the application scope of these provisions. Article 5 requires Member States to set up their own national strategies for the implementation of the reduction of biodegradable waste going to landfills. Further, Member States must ensure that certain wastes, such as liquid waste, are not accepted in a landfill. The following three Annexes are attached: (I) General requirements for all classes of landfills; (II) Waste acceptance criteria and procedures; (III) Control and monitoring procedures in operation and after-case phases.

Implemented by: Legislative Decree No. 36 implementing Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste. (2003-01-13)
Implemented by: Council Decision 2003/33/EC establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills pursuant to article 16 of and Annex II to Directive 1999/31/EC. (2002-12-19)
Implemented by: Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Chapter 33 of 2003). (2003-11-13)
Implemented by: Decree of the President of the Province No. 45 on the landfill of waste. (2005-09-26)
Implemented by: Ministerial Joint Decree No. Η.P. 29407/3508 establishing measures and terms for the landfill of waste. (2002-12-10)
Implemented by: Decree-Law No. 183/2009 establishing technical requirements for the monitoring of water chemical parameters. (2009-08-10)
Implemented by: Act on Contaminated Soil (No. 282 of 2007). (2007-03-22)
Implemented by: Solid and Hazardous Waste (Waste Disposal Sites) Regulations, 2003 (P.I. 562/2003). (2003-07-11)
Implemented by: Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 2499 of 2011). (2011-10-17)
Implemented by: Landfill Allowances Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 373 of 2011). (2011-10-24)
Implemented by: Landfill Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. No. 496 of 2003). (2003-12-01)
Implemented by: Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 (S.R. No. 161 of 2013). (2013-06-06)
Implemented by: Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (S.S.I. No. 222 of 2013). (2013-06-27)
Implemented by: Real Decreto Nº 1.481/2001 - Regula la eliminación de residuos mediante depósito en vertedero. (2001-12-27)
Implemented by: Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale concernant la mise en décharge des déchets. (2009-12-23)
Implemented by: Order No. 718 on training staff employed at landfills. (2011-06-24)
Implemented by: Regulation on operational monitoring of surface water. (2013-10-25)
Implemented by: Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009). (2009-12-10)
Implemented by: Decree on the landfill of waste and temporary storage of metallic mercury. (2015-07-28)
Implemented by: Cabinet Regulation No. 235 of 2012 on Procedures for Determining the Payment for Disposal of Hazardous Waste (2013-08-27)
Implemented by: European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71 of 2013). (2013-02-21)
Implemented by: European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 191 of 2015). (2015-05-07)
Implemented by: Landfill Allowances and Trading Scheme (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 3212 of 2004). (2004-12-03)
Implemented by: Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Landfill Directive) (Scotland) Order 2003 (S.S.I. No. 185 of 2003). (2003-03-10)
Implemented by: Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Waste Incineration Directive) (Scotland) Order 2003 (S.S.I. No. 204 of 2003). (2003-03-17)
Implemented by: European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 430 of 2015). (2015-10-07)
Implemented by: Landfill Allowances Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 1490 (W.155)). (2004-06-08)
Implemented by: Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 179 of 2007). (2007-03-20)
Implemented by: Landfill (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 258 of 2007). (2007-04-24)
Implemented by: Landfill Allowances Scheme (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2004 (S.R. No. 416 of 2004). (2004-09-29)
Implemented by: Waste Management Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. No. 280 of 2006). (2006-06-26)
Implemented by: Cabinet Regulation No. 1032 of 2011 on Construction of Landfill Sites, the Management, Closure and Re-cultivation of Landfill Sites and Waste Dumps (2011-12-27)
Implemented by: Waste Management (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 937 of 2006). (2006-03-28)
Implemented by: Waste Management (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 1156 of 2007). (2007-03-28)
Implemented by: Regulation on the landfill of waste. (2006-03-16)
Implemented by: Regulation on the management of waste. (2008-03-27)
Implemented by: Regulation on the emission of substances in the discharge of leachate water from landfills. (2008-06-05)
Implemented by: Order No. 719 on landfills. (2011-06-24)
Implemented by: Geological and Mining Act. (2011-06-09)
Implemented by: Act on keeping cleanness in communes. (2012-02-17)
Implemented by: Act CLXXXV of 2012 on waste. (2015-11-26)
Implemented by: Order No. 1049 on landfills. (2013-08-28)
Implemented by: Act on keeping cleanness in communes. (2013-09-13)
Implemented by: Decree on the landfill of waste. (2011-07-28)
Implemented by: Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1154 of 2016). (2016-12-11)
Implemented by: Act on Contaminated Soil (No. 1427 of 2009). (2009-12-04)
Implemented by: Regulation on waste landfills. (2013-04-30)
Implemented by: Order No. 1305 on Waste Register and approval of collectors. (2012-12-17)
Implemented by: Order No. 1306 on Waste Data System. (2012-12-17)
Implemented by: Order No. 48 on Waste. (2010-03-13)
Implemented by: Wastes Act. (2010-09-14)
Implemented by: Order No. 1309 on Waste. (2012-12-18)
Implemented by: Waste Act (No. 1415 of 2011). (2011-12-12)
Implemented by: Cabinet Regulation No. 158 of 2009 on Requirements with Respect to Environmental Monitoring and the Procedures for Performance Thereof, the Creation of the Register of Polluting Substances and Public Availability of Information (2010-01-05)
Implemented by: Act on Contaminated Soil (No. 895 of 2015). (2015-07-03)
Implemented by: Resolution No. 820-r of the Cabinet of Ministers “On approval of the National Waste Management Strategy for Ukraine for the period up to 2030”. (2017-11-08)
Implemented by: Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 3538 of 2007). (2007-12-13)
Implemented by: Waste Regulation No. 930. (2004-06-01)
Implemented by: Order No. 486 on approval of listed companies. (2012-05-25)
Implemented by: Wastes Act. (2007-02-01)
Implemented by: Wastes Act. (2012-12-14)
Implemented by: Order No. 224 on Waste. (2011-03-07)
Implemented by: Cabinet Regulation No. 1082 of 2010 on Procedure by Which Polluting Activities of Category A, B and C Shall Be Declared and Permits for the Performance of Category A and B Polluting Activities Shall Be Issued (2014-08-05)
Implemented by: Environment Protection Act (No. 1757 of 2006). (2006-12-22)
Implemented by: Waste Management Law (2010) (2015-04-30)
Implemented by: Environment Protection Act (No. 1189 of 2016). (2016-09-27)
Amended by: Council Directive 2011/97/EU amending Directive 1999/31/EC as regards specific criteria for the storage of metallic mercury considered as waste. (2011-12-05)
Amended by: Directive (EU) 2018/850 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste. (2018-05-30)

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