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Waste-related case law

  • "Judgment of the General Court (First Chamber) of 19 April 2013" - Italian Republic v European Commission. ERDF - Campania Regional Operational Programme (ROP) 2000-2006 - Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 - Article 32(3)(f) - Decision not to make interim payments in connection with the ROP measure concerning waste management and disposal - Infringement procedure in respect of Italy.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 7 March 2013" - Environment - Waste - Hazardous waste - Directive 2008/98/EC - Old telecommunications poles treated with CCA (copper-chromium-arsenic) solutions - Registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals - Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation) - List of uses for treated wood in Annex XVII to the REACH Regulation - Old telecommunications poles used as underlay for duckboards.
  • "Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 18 October 2012" - European Commission v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Pollution and nuisance - Urban waste water treatment - Directive 91/271/EEC - Articles 3, 4 and 10 - Annex I(A) and (B).
  • "Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 24 May 2012" - Amia SpA v Provincia Regionale di Palermo - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Commissione Tributaria Provinciale di Palermo - Italy. Environment - Landfill of waste - Directive 1999/31/EC - Special levy on the disposal of solid waste in landfills - Landfill operator subject to that levy - Operating costs of a landfill - Directive 2000/35/EC - Default interest - Obligations of the national court.
  • "Opinion of Mr Advocate General Bot delivered on 8 December 2011" -  Interseroh Scrap and Metal Trading GmbH v Sonderabfall-Management-Gesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz mbH (SAM). Reference for a preliminary ruling: Verwaltungsgericht Mainz - Germany. Environment - Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 - Article 18(1) and (4) - Shipments of certain waste - Article 3(2) - Mandatory information - Identity of waste producers - Information not provided by the intermediary dealer - Protection of business secrets.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 4 March 2010" - European Commission v Italian Republic. Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Environment - Directive 2006/12/EC - Articles 4 and 5 - Waste management - Management plan - Integrated and adequate network of disposal installations - Danger for human health or the environment - Force majeure - Civil disturbances - Organised crime.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 16 July 2009" -Futura Immobiliare srl Hotel Futura and Others v Comune di Casoria. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Tribunale amministrativo regionale della Campania - Italy. Reference for a preliminary ruling - Directive 2006/12/EC - Article 15(a) - Waste disposal costs not allocated on the basis of actual production of waste - Compatibility with the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 9 June 2009" - Commission of the European Communities v Federal Republic of Germany. Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Directive 92/50/EEC - No formal European tendering procedure for the award of waste treatment services - Cooperation between local authorities.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 11 December 2008" - MI.VER Srl and Daniele Antonelli v Provincia di Macerata. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Tribunale di Ancona - Italy. Waste - Concept of ‘temporary storage’ - Directive 75/442/EEC -Decision 2000/532/EC - Possibility of mixing together items of waste covered by different codes - Concept of ‘mixed packaging’.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 24 June 2008" - Commune de Mesquer v Total France SA and Total International Ltd. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Cour de cassation - France. Directive 75/442/EEC - Waste management - Concept of waste - ‘Polluter pays’ principle - Holder - Previous holders - Producer of the product from which the waste came - Hydrocarbons and heavy fuel oil - Shipwreck - International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage - International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 18 December 2007" - Commission of the European Communities v Italian Republic. Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Environment -Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Concept of ‘waste’ - Substances or objects intended for disposal or recovery operations - Production residues capable of re-use.
  • "Opinion of Advocate General Sharpston delivered on 21 June 2007" - Stadtgemeinde Frohnleiten and Gemeindebetriebe Frohnleiten GmbH v Bundesminister für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft. Reference for a preliminary ruling: Verwaltungsgerichtshof - Austria. Reference for a preliminary ruling - Levy on the long-term depositing of waste at a waste disposal site - Levy payable by the operator of the waste disposal site and calculated according to the weight of the waste being deposited and the state of the waste disposal site - Exemption from the levy in respect of the deposit of waste from contaminated sites in Austria - No exemption for the deposit of waste from contaminated sites located in other Member States - Article 90 EC - Internal taxation - Discrimination.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) 10 May 2007 " -(Waste – Directives 75/442/EEC, 91/156/EEC and 91/271/EEC – Waste water which escapes from a sewerage network – Classification – Scope of Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/271/EEC)
  • "Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) 21 June 2007 " -(Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 – Waste – Cables composed of copper and PVC – Export to China for purposes of recovery – Heading GC 020 – Mixed waste – Combination of two materials mentioned in the green list of wastes – Such mixed waste not included on the green list – Consequences) In Case C-259/05.
  • "Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) 1 March 2007 " - (Waste – Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 – Supervision and control of shipments of waste – Meat-and-bone meal) In Case C-176/05.
  • "Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) 16 February 2006 " -(Waste – Transfer of waste – Waste intended for recovery operations – Concept of 'notifier' – Notifier's obligations) In Case C-215/04.
  • "Case C-121/03, 2005" - Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Spain.
  •  "Case C-235/02, 2004"- Criminal proceedings against Marco Antonio Saetti and Andrea Frediani.
  • "CASE C-1/03, 2004" - Paul Van de Walle and Others v Texaco Belgium SA.
  • "Case C-228/00, 2003" - Commission of the European Communities v Federal Republic of Germany.
  • "Case C-116/01, 2003" - SITA EcoService Nederland BV, formerly Verol Recycling Limburg BV v Minister van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer.
  • "Case C-444/00, 2003" - The Queen on the application of Mayer Parry Recycling Ltd v Environment Agency and Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
  • "Case C-114/01, 2003" - Proceedings against AvestaPolarit Chrome Oy, formerly Outokumpu Chrome Oy.
  • "Case C-458/00, 2003" - Commission of the European Communities v Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 18 April 2002" - Palin Granit Oy and Vehmassalon kansanterveystyön kuntayhtymän hallitus. - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Korkein hallinto-oikeus - Finland. - Harmonisation of laws - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Concept of 'waste - Production residue - Quarry - Storage - Use of waste - No risk to health or the environment - Possibility of recovery of waste. - Case C-9/00.
  • "Case C-277/02, 2002" - EU-Wood-Trading GmbH v Sonderabfall-Management-Gesellschaft Rheinland-Pfalz mbH.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 15 June 2000" - ARCO Chemie Nederland Ltd v Minister van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer (C-418/97) and Vereniging Dorpsbelang Hees, Stichting Werkgroep Weurt+ and Vereniging Stedelijk Leefmilieu Nijmegen v Directeur van de dienst Milieu en Water van de provincie Gelderland (C-419/97). - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Raad van State - Netherlands. - Environment - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/156/EEC - Concept of "waste". - Joined cases C-418/97 and C-419/97.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 5 October 1999" -Criminal proceedings against Paolo Lirussi (C-175/98) and Francesca Bizzaro (C-177/98). - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Pretore di Udine - Italy. - Waste - Directives 75/442/EEC and 91/689/EEC - Definition of temporary storage, pending collection, on the site where it is produced - Definition of waste management. - Joined cases C-175/98 and C-177/98.
  • "Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 25 June 1998" -Chemische Afvalstoffen Dusseldorp BV and Others v Minister van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer. - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Raad van State - Netherlands. - Shipments of waste for recovery - Principles of self-sufficiency and proximity. - Case C-203/96.
  • "Judgment of the Court of 18 December 1997" - Inter-Environnement Wallonie ASBL v Région wallonne. - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Conseil d'Etat - Belgium. - Directive 91/156/EEC - Period for transposition - Effects - Definition of waste. - Case C-129/96.
  • "Opinion of Mr Advocate General Jacobs delivered on 24 October 1996" - Criminal proceedings against Euro Tombesi and Adino Tombesi (C-304/94), Roberto Santella (C-330/94), Giovanni Muzi and others (C-342/94) and Anselmo Savini (C-224/95). - Reference for a preliminary ruling: Pretura circondariale di Terni - Italy. - Waste - Definition - Council Directives 91/156/EEC and 91/689/EEC - Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93. - Joined cases C-304/94, C-330/94, C-342/94 and C-224/95.
  • "Judgment of the Court of 10 May 1995" - Commission of the European Communities v Federal Republic of Germany. - Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Transposition of the directives on waste, toxic and dangerous waste and athe transfrontier shipment of hazardous waste. - Case C-422/92.
  • "Judgment of the Court of 9 July 1992" - Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Belgium. - Failure to fulfil obligations - Prohibition of tipping waste originating in another Member State. - Case C-2/90.