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The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 PDF Print

These regulations govern the production and disposal of hazardous waste products.

Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, which became effective on 16 July 2005, commonplace items such as televisions, lead-acid batteries and fluorescent light tubes, have joined the existing list of toxic, corrosive and irritant substances.

This means that an increasing number of businesses will for the first time be defined as hazardous waste producers, and will have to meet the new 'waste acceptance criteria' (WAC).

The majority of businesses producing hazardous waste will need to register with the Environment Agency, and could face substantial fines and possible prison sentences if they fail to comply with the regulations.

Further guidance on the regulations is available  here.



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