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Last updated: 19 November 2010

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The pages within this section contain legal terms and technical information for those who wish to read more about the waste legislation that applies to Northern Ireland.

The European Council (EC) and Northern Ireland (NI) Primary and Secondary legislation has made increasing environmental standards and changes in production patterns, a legal requirement.

The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997), was introduced in Northern Ireland as a result of the Waste Framework Directive (75/442/EC) (as amended by 91/156/EEC and 91/692/EEC), The Hazardous Waste Directive (91/689/EC) and The Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) which set legal standards and responsibilities for the deposit, treatment, keeping or disposal of waste.

We have listed 71 waste legislation links below: