Factsheet: Royal Decree on Landfills

Royal Decree on Landfills

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 1481/2001 dated December 27, which regulates the disposal of waste by dumping in landfills
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 1481/2001, de 27 de diciembre, por el que se regula la eliminación de residuos mediante depósito en vertedero
Description: 
Royal Decree 1481/2001 establishes a legal and technical framework for the activities of waste disposal by landfill. Their structural characteristics and management are regulated, taking into account the waste management hierarchy, in order to protect human health and the environment.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate the disposal of waste by dumping in landfills

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013