B3.5.2.8 Inert Waste


The Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 [SI No. 1559] provide the following definition for Inert Waste:

“Waste is inert waste if:

(a)     it does not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformations;

(b)     it does not dissolve, burn or otherwise physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely affect other matter with which it comes into contact in a way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm to human health; and

(c)     its total leachability and pollutant content and the ecotoxicity of its leachate are insignificant and, in particular, do not endanger the quality of any surface water or groundwater.”