Improved Segregation of Hazardous Household Waste


No targets.

Northern Ireland

The Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 implement the Hazardous Waste Directive (Directive 91/689/EC) in Northern Ireland, and require separation and segregated storage of hazardous wastes.

Articles 45(2)-63 of the Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 amend the above regulations in order to fully transpose requirements of the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC).

All local authority Household Waste Recycling Centres act as Designated Collection Facilities for Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment, and household batteries. Some individual authorities offer segregated collection facilities at their Centres for other hazardous household wastes, such as paints/thinners and automotive batteries.


The Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004 came into force in August 2004, and require segregated storage of hazardous wastes.


The Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005 implement the Hazardous Waste Directive (Directive 91/689/EC) in Wales, and require segregation and separate storage of hazardous wastes.

The Waste (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2011 are supplementary to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, and make amendments to several Welsh statutory instruments for the purposes of transposing, in relation to Wales, Directive 2008/98/EC – for example, with regards to application of the waste hierarchy.

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 have further updated regulation relating to hazardous in order to meet Directive 2008/98/EC requirements (e.g ban on mixing hazardous wastes)