Construction and Demolition Waste

Waste is defined in the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, and in the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98, as any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.  This is a complex area of environmental law.

When is a material not a waste? This is complex question.

Consideration of the answer should commence with when one of the following occurs:

The definition of waste and compliance with waste regulations relation to transporting, recycling or disposing of such materials are issues about which many businesses must be aware.

A DRAFT National End-of-Waste Decision EoW-N001/2023 establishing criteria determining when recycled aggregate ceases to be waste under Regulation 27 of the European Union (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 – 2022 was published for consultation in January 2023.

Section 3 of the draft document states the criteria for recycled aggregate, wherein recycled aggregate shall cease to be waste where all of the following conditions are demonstrated to have been fulfilled:

The producer of recycled aggregates must also comply with any request made by a competent authority in relation to the provision of evidence to demonstrate compliance with the criteria set out in sections 1 – 9 of EoW-N001/2023  together with any associated waste, product, or health and safety requirements.

The management of construction and demolition waste and residuals will require careful consideration in order to ensure that:

For further information or assistance in the management of construction and demolition waste and residuals please contact us.