B3.7.2 Hazardous Waste Directive [91/689/EEC]


Council Directive 91/689/EEC of 12 December 1991 on hazardous waste.

This Directive lays down rules on hazardous waste. It supplements Directive 2006/12/EC (which replaces Directive 75/442/EEC) which establishes a framework for waste management.

To comply with the requirements of the Directive, Member States must ensure that:

  • Hazardous waste is recorded and identified.
  • Different categories of hazardous waste are not mixed.
  • Hazardous waste is not mixed with non-hazardous waste.
  • Hazardous waste disposal operations obtain a permit.
  • Hazardous Waste disposal and treatment operations are periodically inspected.
  • Transporters, producers, establishments and undertakings keep a record of their activities and provide the records to the competent authorities.