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Terms of Reference

The remit of the Waste Working Party is to monitor, understand and influence the development of waste management law, as well as being UKELA's mouthpiece on waste management law issues. It is also currently contributing to UKELA's input to the debate on the transition to a Circular Economy and the debate on the implications of Brexit for environmental law.

The Waste Working Party meets quarterly, usually in London.

The Working Party is open to all UKELA members with experience of waste law. If you would like to join, contact the group's convenors.

Next Meeting

Please put Wednesday 11 December in your diary for a Christmas event in London; venue and details to be confirmed!

Recent Events and Activities

After the interest and success of the 2018 seminar, the WP was pleased to run a second Brexit update seminar in March 2019, as the post-Brexit world draws ever closer, presenting new challenges for the waste and resources industries. Once again jointly hosted with ESA and CIWM, an exceptional line up of speakers on this key subject made for an enlightening afternoon which provided a detailed understanding of the potential impact of Brexit on the UK waste management and export industry.

In April 2019, we ran a seminar on the impact of the circular economy package including in the context of Brexit. It started with an overview of the circular economy from a legal perspective and included a panel discussion between audience and our panel members.

Consultation Responses

Consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector & introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care

Charging proposals to take effect in England in April 2018: response to Environment Agency's consultation, January 2018
Response to the HM Revenue & Customs consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of the Landfill Tax, March 2017
Fire Prevention Plan Guidance: response to the Environment Agency's consultation, March 2016
Onshore Oil and Gas Sector Guidance: response to Environment Agency consultation, March 2016


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