The Waste Hierarchy


The Waste Hierarchy

The Waste Hierarchy sets out a hierarchy of options for managing waste in terms of what is best for the environment. The different options (in order of preference) are illustrated below:

Any organisation that imports, produces, collects, transports, recovers or disposes of or operate as dealers or brokers of waste will be affected and must take into account the hierarchy when choosing a waste management option for their waste. All waste transfer notes and consignment notes now have a declaration on them to say the waste hierarchy has been applied to the waste.
 
Detailed guidance on the waste hierarchy can be found here and here.