Glossary of Terms

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Activity
An industrial activity which may form part of an IPPC installation

BAT
Best Available Techniques, the main basis for determining standards in IPPC under the PPC Regulations, and defined as the most effective and advanced stage in the development of Activities and their methods of operation which indicates the practical suitability of particular techniques for providing in the principle the basis for ELV's designed to prevent and, where that is not practicable, generally to reduce emissions and the impact on the environment as a whole.

BSI
British Standards Institute

Carrier 
Is a person who collects a consignment of hazardous waste from the premises at which it was produced or being held and delivers it to a consignee, or transports it in the course if its transfer from those premises to the consignee. 

CCS
Compliance Classification Scheme

Consignor
Is the person to whom the waste is being transported for disposal or recovery.

COTC
Certificate of Technical Competence

CSR
Corporate Social Responsibility

DEFRA
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DGSA
Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

EA
Environment Agency

ENRMF
East Northants Resource Management Facility

EPR
Environmental Permitting Regulations

EWC
European Waste Catalogue codes

FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

GA
Green Alliance

Gate Prices
The price charged to customers per tonne of waste deposited at landfill sites, excluding landfill tax and VAT

GRI
Global Reporting Initiative

Hazardous Waste
Any waste which is covered by Article 1 (4) of Directive 91/689/EEC - the Hazardous Waste Directive

HSE
Health and Safety Executive

IMS
Integrated Management System

Inert waste
Chemically inert, non-combustible, non-biodegradable and non-polluting waste defined in the EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste (Source: Environment Agency)

ISO (9001; 14001)
International Standards Organisation

LCF
Landfill Community Fund

LLW
Low Level Radioactive Waste

LoWR
The List of Waste (England) Regulations 2005 and the list of Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005

Merchant Landfill Site
A landfill site for the disposal of waste operated on a commercial basis and open to the general market. (The opposite of a merchant landfill site is an in-house facility that is closed to the general market and used for the disposal of wastes arising from and integral to the operators own related business) (Source: Robert Long Consultancy)

Monocells
Dedicated cell within a landfill site licensed to accept a single SNRHW

NIEA
Northern Ireland Environment Agency

OHSAS (18001)
Occupational Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme

PAS (99)
Publicly Available Specification

Permit
A permit granted by the regulator allowing the operation of an installation subject to certain conditions.

Producer
Is the person who activities produce waste or a person who carries out pre-processing, mixing or other operations resulting in a change in the nature or composition of this waste.

RIDDOR
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

RSPB
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

SEPA
Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SSSI
Site of Specific Scientific Interest

SNRHW
Stable Non-Reactive Hazardous Waste

SWEET
South West England Environmental Trust

Techniques
In connection with BAT, includes both the technology used and the way in which the Installation is designed, built, maintained, operated and decommissioned

UKEAE
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

UVDB
Utilities Vendor Database section of Achilles

WAC
Waste Acceptance Criteria

WaRP
Waste Recovery Park

WML
Waste Management Licencing or Waste Management Licence

WPA
Waste Planning Authority