Waste and resource management A-Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Agricultural Waste

Agricultural Waste
AATF Approved Authorised Treatment Facility
ABPO Animal By-Products Order 1999 - Replaced by (Amendment) (England) Order 2001 SI 1704
ABPR

England:
The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013

Defra guidance on animal by-products

N.Ireland:
The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

DARDNI Guidance on Animal By-Products

Scotland:
The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

Wales:
The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2014

AD

Anaerobic Digestion

AD Training Matrix

AD Portal AD Portal
ADBA Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association
ADR

`Accord Europeen Relatif aux Transport International des Marchandises Dangereuses par Route` (European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road)

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 SI 1348, this incorporates ADR, RID and ADN ie Road, rail and waterway

APC Air Pollution Control
APSE Association of Public Service Excellence
APSRG All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group
Article 5 Targets Landfill Directive Targets (See Landfill Directive LFD)
ASBO Anti-Social Behaviour Order
ATEX

Equipment and Protective Systems intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive 94/9/EC

Transposed to Great Britain via:
The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 1996

The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Amendment) Regulations 2001

The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Amendment) Regulations 2005

Transposed to N.Ireland via:
Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

The Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

ATT Advanced Thermal Treatment
Autoclave See MHT
AWC Alternate Weekly Collections
BAT (NEEC) Best Available Technique (Not Entailing Excessive Cost)
Batteries

EU Battery Directive (and amendments):
Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC

Batteries Directive (Amendment) 2008/12/EC

Batteries Directive (Amendment) 2008/103/EC

European Commission Help Page on Batteries

Transposed to Great Britain via:
Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 SI 890

Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2008 SI 2164

The Batteries and Accumulators (Placing on the Market) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 SI 1139

Batteries & Accumulators Fact File

BCC British Cleaning Council / British Chambers of Commerce
BIFM British Institute of Facilities Management
BIS Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
Biological Treatment SIG Biological Treatment Special Interest Group
BMW Biodegradable Municipal Waste (See Article 5 Targets within the Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) )
BPPO Best Practicable Planning Option
BREF BAT Reference Note
CA Civic Amenity (see HWRC)
Carbon Management Carbon Management
CBI Confederation of British Industry
CCL Climate Change Levy
CCN Community Composting Network
CCS Carbon Capture & Storage
CD&E Construction, demolition and excavation
CDG(CPL)

Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail
(Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Regulations 1994 SI669 - (Now revoked: See below for up-to-date legislation).

UK:
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2011

N.Ireland:
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

CHIP Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (CHIP 4 2009) SI 716
CHP Combined Heat and Power
CIWEM Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
CIWM Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
Climate Change Act

UK:
Climate Change Act 2008

Scotland:
Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Climate Change Climate Change
CLO Compost-Like Outputs (Page 2)
CNEA

England and Wales:
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

N. Ireland:
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Collection & Cleansing SIG Waste Collection, Recycling & Environmental Cleansing Special Interest Group
COMAH

UK:
Control Of Major Accident Hazards Regs 1999 SI 743 as amended:

The Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations 2005

The Control of Major Accident Hazard (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations 2009

N.Ireland:
Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

The Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

The Control of Major Accident Hazards (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Guidance:
HSE Guidance on COMAH / Carriage of Dangerous Goods

DfT - Safe and secure carriage of dangerous goods
Composting Composting
Continuing Competence Continuing Competence
Contract Standard Conditions and Schedules for Waste Management Agreement
COPLR Code of Practice for Litter and Refuse
COSHH

UK:
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) SI 2677 as amended:

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2003

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2004

N. Ireland:
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
CoTC Certificate of Technical Competence
CPD Continuing Professional Development
Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme
CRNUK Community Resource Network UK

CRNS

Community Resources Network Scotland
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
Controlled Waste Regs

Scotland:
Controlled Waste Regulations (1992) SI 588

The Controlled Waste (Amendment) Regulations 1993 SI 566

Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles (Scotland only):
The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 SI 1624

The Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 SI 605

England and Wales:
The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

N. Ireland:
The Controlled Waste and Duty of Care Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

CWRM Communications in Waste and Resource Management
DCF Designated Collection Facility
DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DCLG Department for Communities and Local Government
Digestate See Anaerobic Digestion
DG Environment Directorate General for the Environment - Part of the European Commission
DOC

The below are revoked for England and Wales, by the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (Please read the revocations list carefully):
The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 SI 2839

The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 SI 63

Scotland Guidance

N. Ireland Guidance

DOENI Department of Environment Northern Ireland
DSEAR

UK:
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 SI 2776

HSE Guidance on DSEAR

N. Ireland:
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

EA Environment Agency
EC European Commission
eDoC Electronic Duty of Care
EEA European Environment Agency
EfW Energy from Waste (see also Waste to Energy)
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ELV

End-of-Life Vehicles Fact File

EMS Environmental Management System
EPA Environmental Protection Act (1990)
EPOC Environmental Permitting Operator's Certificate
EPR

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 SI 675

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 SI 676

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 SI 2043

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 SI 2933

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 SI 630

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 SI 390

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 SI 766

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 SI 255

ESA (NIESA, WESA, SESA) Environmental Services Association (Northern Ireland ESA, Welsh ESA, Scottish ESA)
EWC European Waste Catalogue
FEAD European Federation of Waste Management & Environmental Services
FiT Feed-in Tariff
Fly - Tipping Fly - Tipping
Frag Fragmentised Waste
GIS Geographical Information Systems
Gasification Gasification
HASAWA Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Producer's Guide in England - Dec 14

Government Summary of Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 SI 894

Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI 507

The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 SI 988 Schedule 2: Amendments to the Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005

The Hazardous Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015

Hazardous Waste Strategy - England 2010

Hazardous Waste Special Interest Group

Healthcare Waste Healthcare Waste
Healthcare Waste SIG Healthcare Waste Special Interest Group
Healthcare Waste SIG Guidance Managing Healthcare Type Waste from Non-Healthcare Activities  
Health & Safety SIG Health & Safety Special Interest Group
HSE Health & Safety Executive
HWRA Household Waste Recycling Act (2003)
HWRC Household Waste Recycling Centre
IBA Incinerator Bottom Ash
ICE Institution of Civil Engineers
Incineration Incineration
IOSH Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
IPA Independent Planning Authority
IPC Integrated Pollution Control
IPP Integrated Product Policy
IPPC Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
ISWA International Solid Waste Association
IVC In-Vessel Composting
IWM Integrated Waste Management / International Waste Manager (see ISWA)
JMWMs Joint Municipal Waste Management strategies
Keep Britain Tidy Keep Britain Tidy
LA Local Authority
LAPC Local Air Pollution Control
LAPPC Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control
LAS Landfill Allowance Scheme (NI, Scotland, Wales) (see LATS)
LATS Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme
LAWDC Local Authority Waste Disposal Company
LCA

Life Cycle Analysis/Assessment

Litter Control Areas (EPA 1990)

LFD

Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC

Landfill Directive

LFG Landfill Gas
LGA, WLGA Local Government Association, Welsh LGA
LOLER Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 SI 2307
MBT Mechanical Biological Treatment
MCERTS Monitoring Certification Scheme
MHSWR

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 SI 3242

The Management of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2006 SI 438

MHT Mechanical Heat Treatment
MRF Materials Recovery Facility (or Recycling or Factory)
MSW Municipal Solid Waste
MWMS Municipal Waste Management Strategy
MVO Municipal Vehicle Operator
NCAS National Compliance Assessment Service
NetRegs Environmental guidance for business in N. Ireland and Scotland
NIEA Northern Ireland Environment Agency
NIMBY 'Not In My Back-Yard'
NPK Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium
NVQ / SNVQ National Vocational Qualifications (Scotland) / Scottish National Vocational Qualification
ODS Ozone Depleting Substance
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OJEU Official Journal of the European Union
OPRA Operator Pollution Risk Appraisal
Packaging & Producer Responsibility (PR)

EU:
Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC

Packaging Waste: EU Website

UK:
Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003 SI 1941

The Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 SI 1188

The Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 SI 1492

The Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI 1504

The Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 SI 2212

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 SI 871

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 SI 413 (Revoked by the 2010 amendment below)

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008 SI 1941

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 SI 2849

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 SI 3082

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 SI 1857

PAS 100 PAS 100 : 2005 Specification for Compost Materials
PAS 110 PAS 110: Specification for Anaerobic Digestate
PAS 2050 PAS 2050 : 2008 Assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services
PERN Packaging Waste Export Recovery Note
PFI Private Finance Initiative
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPP Public Private Partnership (Scottish Government) / Polluter Pays Principle (See Proximity Principle - above)
PPS Planning Policy Statement
Pre-treatment Pre-treatment of Wastes
PRN Packaging Recovery Note
PUWER

UK:
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 SI 2306

N. Ireland:
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

HSE Guide to Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations

PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
Pyrolysis Pyrolysis
QMS Quality Management Systems
Quality Protocol Quality Protocol
R1 Formula The R1 Energy Efficiency Formula
RCV Refuse Collection Vehicle
RDF Refuse Derived Fuel
REA Renewable Energy Association & Organic Recycling Group
RECOUP Recycling Of Used Plastics
RHI Renewable Heat Incentive
RIA Regulatory Impact Assessment
RIDDOR

UK:
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 SI 1471

N. Ireland:
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 SI 455

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SI 196

RGN Regulatory Guidance Note
ROC Renewables Obligations Certificate (Ofgem Information)
RoHS

EU:
Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament on the restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (recast)

UK:
The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 SI 3032

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment - SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment - EA

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SIG Special Interest Groups
SLD Structured Learning and Development
SLF Secondary Liquid Fuel
SMDSA Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association
Smoking Related Litter Smoking Related Litter
SRF Solid Recovered Fuel
Strategy SIG Sustainable Management of Resources and Waste Strategy Special Interest Group
TAN Technical Advice Notes
TFS

Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007 No.1711

The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations 2008 SI 9

The Transfrontier Shipment of Waste (Amendment) Regulations 201 SI 861

Thermal Treatment SIG Thermal Treatment Special Interest Group
UKTI UK Trade and Investment
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
WAC Waste Acceptance Criteria
Welsh Government Welsh Government
WAMITAB Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board
Waste Prevention SIG Waste Prevention Special Interest Group
Waste Regulation SIG Waste Regulation Special Interest Group
Waste Shipment Waste Shipment Directive (see Transfrontier Shipment Regs)
WEEE

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive Fact File

EU:
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/96/EC)

Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) (recast)

UK:
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 SI 3289 (Revoked by WEEE Regulations 2013, apart from regulation 4)

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 SI 3113
Waste (Eng & Wales) Regulations

Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 SI 988

The Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 SI 2320

The Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 SI 656

WET

Waste and Emissions Trading Act (2003)

The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 SI 2499

The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2013 SI 141

WFD

Waste Framework Directive (2006/12/EC) (This is the codified version of Directive 75/442/EEC)

Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC)

Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)

WID & WIR

Waste Incineration Directive (2000/76/EC) - Please note that this was replaced by Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (See PPC) as of 7th January 2014

Waste Incineration Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 SR 390

Waste Incineration (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 SR 35

Waste Incineration (Scotland) Regulations 2003 SSI 170

WISH Forum Waste Industry Safety & Health Forum
WRAP Waste and Resources Action Programme
Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS)

Zero Waste Scotland