The Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives is a piece of UK legislation that incorporates into UK legislation and subsequently amends the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC.
The EU Waste Framework Directive provides the legislative framework for the collection, transport, recovery and disposal of waste, and includes a common definition of waste.
Member States may exempt from the requirement laid down in Article 23(1) establishments or undertakings for the following operations:
(a) disposal of their own non-hazardous waste at the place of production; or
(b) recovery of waste.
1. Where a Member State wishes to allow exemptions, as provided for in Article 24, it shall lay down, in respect of each type of activity, general rules specifying the types and quantities of waste that may be covered by an exemption, and the method of treatment to be used.
Those rules shall be designed to ensure that waste is treated in accordance with Article 13. In the case of disposal operations referred to in point (a) of Article 24 those rules should consider best available techniques.
2. In addition to the general rules provided for in paragraph 1, Member States shall lay down specific conditions for exemptions relating to hazardous waste, including types of activity, as well as any other necessary requirement for carrying out different forms of recovery and, where relevant, the limit values for the content of hazardous substances in the waste as well as the emission limit values.
3. Member States shall inform the Commission of the general rules laid down pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2.
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