|Legal name||Council Directive 75/439/EEC of 16 June 1975 on the disposal of waste oils|
|Short name||Waste oils directive|
|Issued by||European Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/oi...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
|Abstract||Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure the safe collection and disposal of waste oils and must, as far as possible, give priority to the processing of waste oils by regeneration, i.e. by refining. Where this process is not used, other methods may be considered: combustion, destruction, storage or disposal. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure the prohibition of: any discharge of waste oils into internal surface waters, ground water, coastal waters and drainage systems; any deposit and/or discharge of waste oils harmful to the soil and any uncontrolled discharge of residues resulting from the processing of waste oils and any processing of waste oils causing air pollution which exceeds the level prescribed by existing provisions.|
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Waste and Resources|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
Council Directive 87/101/EEC of 22 December 1986 amending Directive 75/439/EEC on the disposal of waste oils (CELEX No 31987L0101);
Council Directive 91/692/EEC of 23 December 1991 standardizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment (CELEX No 31991L0692);
Directive 2000/76/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2000 on the incineration of waste (CELEX No 32000L0076). Article 18(a) - repeal of Article 8(1) and the Annex to Directive 75/439/EEC (from 28 December 2005).
Commission Decision 94/741/EC of 24 October 1994 concerning questionnaires for Member States reports on the implementation of certain Directives in the waste sector (implementation of Council Directive 91/692/EEC) (CELEX No 31994D0741) has to be used when reported.
The Directive will be repealed from the Directive 2008/98/EC on waste with effect from 12/12/2010