|Legal name||Directive 2000/76/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2000 on the incineration of waste|
|Short name||Waste Incineration Directive|
|Issued by||European Parliament and Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/poll...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
The aim of this Directive is to prevent or to limit as far as practicable negative effects on the environment, in particular pollution by emissions into air, soil, surface water and groundwater, and the resulting risks to human health, from the incineration and co-incineration of waste.
This aim shall be met by means of stringent operational conditions and technical requirements and emission limit values for waste incineration and co-incineration plants.
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Air|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
The following has been repealed as from 28 December 2005:
(a) Article 8(1) and the Annex to Council Directive 75/439/EEC of 16 June 1975 on disposal of waste oils (CELEX No 31975L0439);
(b) Council Directive 89/369/EEC of 8 June 1989 on the prevention of air pollution from new municipal waste incineration plants (CELEX No 31989L0369);
(c) Council Directive 89/429/EEC of 21 June 1989 on the reduction of air pollution from existing municipal waste-incineration plants(CELEX No 31989L0429);
d) Council Directive 94/67/EC of 16 December 1994 on the incineration of hazardous waste (CELEX No 31994L0067).
The Directive is supplemented by:
Commission Decision 2010/731/EU of 30 November 2010, repealing the previous decision (2006/329/EC) and laying down a questionnaire to be used for reporting on the implementation of Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste for the period of years 2009 to 2011 inclusive (CELEX No 32010D0731).
Decision 2010/731/EU is repealed from 1 January 2013.
Commission Decision 2011/632/EU of 21 September 2011 laying down a questionnaire to be used for reporting on the implementation of Directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste for only 2 years, namely 2012 and 2013 (CELEX No 32011D0632).