Here you can find out how IPPC relates to disposal and recovery of waste.
The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive (96/61/EC) was required to be fully implemented in all Member States by October 2007. It is being introduced across Europe to improve the standard of environmental protection.
The Directive was implemented in England and Wales through the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000. in 2007 the Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) combined the Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and Waste Management Licensing (WML) regulations. Their scope has since been widened to include water discharge and groundwater activities, radioactive substances and provision for a number of Directives, including the Mining Waste Directive.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (EPR) were introduced on 6 April 2010, replacing the 2007 Regulations
The IPPC Directive covers:
- the disposal of waste by landfill
- waste treatment and storage facilities that dispose of >10 tonnes of hazardous waste per day
- facilities that treat >50 tonnes of non-hazardous waste per day, and
- some hazardous waste recovery operations that treat >10 tonnes of hazardous waste per day.
An environmental permit for these types of facilities will also be a permit implementing aspects of other directives including the Waste Framework Directive, Hazardous Waste Directive and PCB Directive.
We currently have 205 EPR permits issued for waste treatment and storage facilities:
- 92 hazardous waste treatment
- 55 non-hazardous waste treatment
- 84 waste oil recovery