Factsheet: Landfill directive (Dir. 1999/31/EC)

Landfill directive (Dir. 1999/31/EC)

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Landfill Directive - Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste
Description: 
The objective of the Directive is to prevent or reduce as far as possible negative effects on the environment (in particular on surface water, groundwater, soil, air and human health) from the landfilling of waste, by introducing stringent technical requirements for waste and landfills.
Goal/Aim: 
Reduce landfilling of waste.
Responsible Authority: 
DG Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1999
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2008