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Waste Association of Norway publishes new guide on handling of gypsum waste
25-06-2012 10:42
Norway fully implements EU Council Decision 33/2002 regarding gypsum waste

As part of the EØS agreement between EU and Norway, Norway is obliged to implement EU’s environmental directives in Norway. Norway has therefore implemented the EU landfill directive and Council decision 33/2002. The new guide from Avfall Norge outlines the consequences of these regulations: Gypsum waste must prior to landfilling be segregated from mixed waste containing organic materials, and gypsum waste can only legally be disposed of as a segregated waste fraction in special landfills that have mono cells for gypsum waste, or by recycling it.

As a consequence of the full implementation of the EU regulations related to gypsum waste, there are only two legal ways to dispose of gypsum waste in Norway:

1. Recycling or
2. Landfilling in a special mono-cells in type 2 landfills only accepting gypsum waste and inert waste

Specifically the following applies to gypsum waste in Norway:

• Gypsum waste may not be landfilled in inert landfills
• Gypsum waste may not be landfilled with waste having a TOC content above 5%
• Gypsum waste must therefore be segregated from mixed waste, if this contains organic materials
• Demo gypsum waste that typically has a TOC content above 5% may not be landfilled
• Mixed waste containing organic materials and gypsum waste, may not be accepted at Norwegian landfills no matter how large the amount is
• Only landfills with special mono-cells for gypsum waste may accept segregated gypsum waste for disposal
• Gypsum waste may not be used as cover materials for landfills
• Gypsum waste may not be used for construction purposes at landfills

For further information see:www.avfallnorge.no/gipsavfall
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