Laws affecting recycling plants

Each Autonomous Community is responsible for the correct management of waste treatment plants within its region. In the case of Salmedina the Community of Madrid is responsible for its supervision.

In accordance to current regulations, Salmedina has the environmental licenses (granted by the Regional Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Community of Madrid) specifying how work should be carried out, what indicators of pollution should be controlled, how to inform this inspection body, as well as the frequency and content for an adequate working knowledge of the company from an environmental point of view.

SALMEDINA as Recipient of the Transfer has the necessary means to implement the Royal Decree 180/2015 dated 13 March, that regulates the shipment of waste within the state with the data provided by the Operator of the Transfer and comply with the documentation required in the above said decree.

 

Title

Scope

Main aspects covered

Directive on waste:

Directive 2006/12 / EC of 5 April 2006 repealing Directive 75/442 / EC of 15 July 1975 (as amended by Directive 91/156 / EC of 18 March).

European

  • Application of the principles of waste management and its hierarchy: prevention, reuse, recycling, energy recovery and disposal.
Directive 1999/31 / EC on the landfill of waste.

European

  • Regulates waste disposal and sets out the criteria for the acceptance of waste and types of Controlled landfills, including inert waste.
Decision 2000/532 / EC establishing a catalogue of wastes.

European

  • Regulates the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) and identifies what is to be considered hazardous waste.
Decision 2003/33 / EC of 19 December establishing the criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at Controlled landfills.

European

  • Establishes specific criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at Controlled landfills.
EC No. 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006, on shipments of waste.

European

  • The purpose of this EC regulation is to adapt the successive amendments to the Basel Convention.
  • The regulation aims to ensure that waste shipped within the EC or imported from third countries is managed so that during the full transfer, when they are recovered or disposed they do not endanger human health and do not use any process or method that could be harmful to the environment.
Royal Decree 105/2008 of 1 February, which regulates the production and management of construction and demolition waste.

National

  • The Royal Decree establishes the obligations of the producer, the owner and the manager of CDW, while defining who they are and their obligations regarding the treatment of CDW.
  • The Royal Decree calls for government administrations to promote measures of CDW prevention and the use of aggregates and other products resulting from the recovery of CDW in building works in which they are the developers.
  • Autonomous Communities can demand the lodging of a security to grant a license for municipal works to the producer of CDW to ensure compliance with its obligations under this Royal Decree.
Act 22/2011, of 28 July, on waste and contaminated soil.

National

  •  Regulate waste management promoting measures of CDW prevention and mitigate any adverse impact to the environment and human health.
  • This rule also aims to regulate the legal status of contaminated soils.
Royal Decree 180/2015 of 13 March, which regulates waste transportation within the territory of the State

National

  • Establishes a legal regime to regulate shipments of waste within a state.
  • To ensure the traceability of waste a treatment contract is signed, which is an identification and prior notification document for cases provided for in the decree.
Royal Decree 1481/2001, of December 27,regulates the disposal of waste by dumping in controlled landfills.

National

  • Establishes a legal and technical framework for the activities of waste disposal by dumping in controlled landfills. Their structural characteristics and management are regulated, as well as their correct management and use.
  • It sets out specific requirements controlled  landfills for inert waste need to meet.
Order AAA / 661/2013 of 18 April, amending Annexes 1, 2 and 3 of Royal Decree 1481/2001 of 27 December, which regulates waste disposal through landfilling.

National

  • Establishes the general requirements for procedures and criteria for the acceptance of waste in landfills.
Order MAM / 304/2002, of 8 February, making public the waste disposal and re-use operations and the European Waste Catalogue.

National

  • Makes public the waste disposal and re-use operations and the current European Waste Catalogue (EWC).
National Waste Prevention Programme 2014-2020

National

  •  The objective of this program is to prevent the generation of waste, reduce its degree of danger or minimize its impact on the environment.
State Plan for Waste Management Framework (MARP) 2016-2022

National

  • The Plan is the instrument to guide waste policy in Spain in the coming years, to boost the necessary measures to improve identified deficiencies and promote actions that provide better environmental results, and to ensure that Spain complies with the legal objectives.
Waste Strategy of the Community of Madrid

Regional

  •  Regulates the measures to undertake the necessary strategic management reforms, set goals in a short and medium term and track the actions carried out.
Act 5/2003, of March 20, on Waste in the Community of Madrid.

Regional

  • Sets out the powers and planning on waste, the economic and financial measures, the legal status of production and possession of the waste, and of contaminated soils. It also establishes dumping rates for both municipal and private owners.
  • Establishes a new economic instrument, a security, proportional to the volume of CDW generated, which the producer deposits at the Town Hall when processing the municipal license that serves to cover potential liabilities for the breach of obligations in matters of CDW management.
  • Establishes that public works undertaken by the Community of Madrid consider the use of recovered materials, whenever technically feasible.
  • Proposes the creation of the Surplus Lands of the Community of Madrid.
  • Declares public service reserved to the ownership of the Community of Madrid the elimination of CDW in all municipalities, except in those generated in towns with over 300,000 inhabitants.
  • Establishes that the plans of the Community of Madrid on waste should be reviewed every four years.
Act 2/2004 of May 31 on Fiscal and Administrative Measures.

Regional

  • Amends Act 5/2003 removing the reservation in favour of the public sector on the provision of services on the elimination of CDW.
Act 6/2003 of 20 March, on landfill waste tax.

Regional

  • Establishes the tax on landfill waste in order to encourage recycling and recovery of waste. The tax rate is 3 € / m3 for CDW.
Order 2726/2009, of 16 July, which regulates the management of construction and demolition waste in the Community of Madrid

Regional

  • This order completes and integrates the legal regime applicable to the production of CDW in the Community of Madrid.

 

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