Waste Framework Directive

The European Commission has issued guidance ( on interpreting key provisions of the EU Directive on waste (2008/98/EC), commonly known as the Waste Framework Directive (WFD). The WFD, which came into force on 12 December 2010, introduced new provisions to boost waste prevention and recycling as part of a waste hierarchy. The commission says national [...]

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Hazardous Waste Compliance

Revised HWR03 guidance has been published by the Environment Agency, following amendments to the Hazardous Waste Regulations in September 2011. To improve the clarity of the guidance, the agency has split HWR03 into two sections : HWR03a (, which provides step-by-step advice on completing the five parts of a consignment note for standard and multiple [...]

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EU Noise Directive / Policy – latest consultation

The European Commission is consulting on the strengths and weakness of EU environmental noise legislation, particularly Directive 2002/49/EC on assessing and managing environmental noise (END). This consultation is part of a follow-up process to the first implementation report on the END, which was published in June 2011.

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Emissions permitting rules – latest consultation

The Environment Agency has issued a consultation on some new and revised sets of standard rules and generic risk assessments in relation to activities that will become installations under the Industrial Emissions Directive (2010/75/EC), which comes into force at the start of 2013.

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Corrections made to Waste Regulations

New legislation: The Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 Amended legislation: The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 Who does this affect: England and Wales When does this change take place: 1st October 2012 These Regulations make corrections to the 2011 Regulations so that they have fully transposed provisions of the revised Waste Framework [...]

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Welcome to the new website

As you can probably see, our new website is now live! The site is intended to act as a base for local business to find out more regarding environmental compliance and try to keep business owners informed of what changes are taking place with government legislation that could affect them. If you have any queries [...]

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