European Legislation Affecting Waste Management The overall structure for an effective waste management regime is set out in the Council Directives on waste (75/442/EEC) and hazardous waste (91/689/EEC). EU Directive 75/442/EEC, updated by Directive 91/156/EEC, is often referred to as the Framework Directive on Waste as it includes references to more detailed 'daughter' directives.
The relevant legislation can be downloaded from the following table and are summarized below. Directive 2008/98/EC on waste The new Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) shall be transposed by MS until 12 December 2010, repealing the old Framework Directive (Directive 2006/12/EC) and incorporating and repealing the Hazardous Waste Directive (Directive 91/689/EEC) and the Waste Oil Directive (Directive 75/439/EEC). The new Framework Directive contains a number of important novelties and new requirements which will be essential for waste management planning in all Member States.