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List of waste management acronyms

The following article contains a list of acronyms used in the waste management industry.[1][2]

Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


  • ABPO Animal By-Products Order 1999 - Rplcd by (Amendment) (England) Order 2001
  • ABPR Animal By-Products Regulations
  • ACL Approved Carriers List
  • ACOP Approved Code of Practice
  • AD Anaerobic Digestion
  • ADI Acceptable Daily Intake
  • ADR `Accord Europeen Relatif aux Transport International des Marchandises Dangereuses par Route` (European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road)
  • ALANI Association of Local Authorities in Northern Ireland
  • ALCO Association of London Cleansing Officers
  • APC Air Pollution Control
  • APC Air Particulate Cleaning residues
  • APSWG Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Waste Management Group
  • AR Accredited Reprocessor
  • ARC21 ARC21
  • ARM Alternative Raw Material
  • ASSURE Association for Sustainable Use and Recovery of Resources
  • ATEX Atmospheres Explosibles Directive 94/9/EC
  • ATF Authorised Treatment Facility
  • AV Abandoned Vehicle/s
  • AWP Area Waste Plan


  • BAT (NEEC) Best Available Technique (Not Entailing Excessive Costs)
  • BATRRT Best Available Treatment Recycling and Recovery Technology
  • BFR Brominated Flame Retardants
  • BMT Biological mechanical treatment
  • BMW Biodegradable Municipal Waste
  • BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
  • BOO Build Own Operate
  • BOT Build Operate Transfer
  • BPEO Best Practicable Environmental Option (soon to be replaced with BO Best Option)
  • BPF British Plastics Federation
  • BPPO Best Practicable Planning Option
  • BRITE Better Regulation in the Environment (Environment Agency initiative)
  • BREF BAT Reference Note
  • BREW(p) Business Resource Efficiency and Waste programme
  • BSI British Standards Institute
    • BSI PAS 100 Composting specification
    • BSI PAS 101 Specification for recovered container glass
    • BSI PAS 102 Specification for processed glass for selected secondary end markets
    • BSI PAS 103 Specification for quality and guidance for good practice in collection and preparation for recycling
    • BSI PAS 104 Specification for quality and guidance for good practice for the supply of post consumer wood for consumption in the manufacture of panel board products
    • BSI PAS 105 Specification for paper waste
  • BVPI Best Value Performance Indicator
  • BVPP Best Value Performance Plan


  • CATNAP Cheapest Available Technology Narrowly Avoiding Prosecution
  • CATNIP Cheapest Available Technology Not Involving Prosecution
  • CAVE People Citizens Against Virtually Everything
  • 4 C’s Challenge, Compare, Consult, Compete
  • CBI Confederation of British Industry
  • CCT Compulsory Competitive Tendering
  • C&D Construction & Demolition (e.g. C&D waste)
  • CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
  • CHEM Container Handling Equipment Manufacturers
  • CHIP Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP 3 2002)
  • CIWEM Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management
  • CIWM Chartered Institution of Wastes Management
  • CL:AIRE Contaminated Land: Application In Real Environments CLAIRE
  • CLEA Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment
  • CLR Contaminated Land Register
  • COD Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • COPA Control of Pollution Act (1974) Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989
  • COPLR Code of Practice for Litter and Refuse
  • COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) rplcd (1999 Regs)
  • CRN UK Community Recycling Network UK
  • CRN(S) Community Recycling Network(Scotland)
  • CSR Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CV Calorific Value
  • CWMRE Creating Welsh Markets for Recyclates
  • CWR Controlled Waste Regulations (1992)


  • DCF Designated Collection Facility
  • DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • DGSA Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
  • DGXI Directorate General of the European Commission responsible for the Environment
  • DOC Duty Of Care - (Environmnetal Protection (DOC) Regs 1991 and (England) (Amendment) Regs 2003)
  • DOENI Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland)


  • EA Environment Agency
  • EB Environmental Body
  • EEA European Environment Agency
  • EFW Energy-from-Waste
  • EHO Environmental Health Officer
  • EHS Environment & Heritage Service (Northern Ireland)
  • EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EIC Environmental Industries Commission
  • EIR Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3391)
  • ELV End of Life Vehicles (Directive 2000/53/EC) (Regs 2003)
  • EMAS Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
  • EMS Environmental Management System
  • ENTRUST The European Trust Scheme Regulatory Body
  • ENCAMS Environmental Campaigns (umbrella name for former Going for Green and Tidy Britain Group)
  • EPA Environmental Protection Act (1990) / Environmental Protection Agency (US)
  • ES Environmental Statement
  • ESA (NIESA,WESA, SESA) Environmental Services Association(Northern Ireland ESA, Welsh ESA, Scottish ESA)
  • EUHWL EU Hazardous Waste List ( now incorp into EWC)
  • EWC European Waste Catalogue


  • FORWARRD Forum for Waste and Resource Research and Development
  • Frag Fragmentised Waste (from the motor trade industry)


  • GMW Greater Manchester Waste, Ltd.
  • GMWDA Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority


  • HCRW Healthcare Risk Waste
  • HCW Healthcare Waste
  • HHW Household Hazardous Waste
  • HW Household Waste
  • HWD Hazardous Waste Directive (91/689/EEC)
  • HWRA Household Waste Recycling Act (2003)
  • HWRC Household Waste Recycling Centre


  • IBA Incinerator Bottom Ash
  • IPC Integrated Pollution Control
  • IPP Integrated Product Policy
  • IPPC Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
  • ISWA International Solid Waste Association
  • IVC In-vessel Composting
  • IWM Integrated Waste Management/Institute of Wastes Management pre Charter


  • JMWMs Joint Municipal Waste Management strategies


  • KAT Kerbside Assessment Tool


  • LAPC Local Air Pollution Control
  • LAAPC Local Authority Air Pollution Control
  • LARAC Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee
  • LASU Local Authority Support Unit
  • LATS Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme
  • LAWAS Local Authority Waste Arisings Survey
  • LAWDC Local Authority Waste Disposal Company
  • LCA Life Cycle Analysis/Assessment, Litter Control Areas (EPA 1990)
  • LCPD Large Combustion Plants Directive (2001/80/EC)
  • LEL Lower Explosive Limit
  • LGA, WLGA Local Government Association, Welsh LGA
  • LHIP Landfill and Hazardous Waste Implementation Programme
  • LTCS Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
  • LFD Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC)
  • LFG Landfill Gas
  • LPSA Local Public Service Agreement


  • MAC Maximum Allowable Concentration
  • MBT Mechanical Biological Treatment (systems)
  • MCERTS Monitoring Certification Scheme
  • MCDA Multi Criteria Decision Analysis
  • MDC Metropolitan District Council
  • MEAT Most Economically Advantageous Tender
  • MEL Maximum Exposure Limit (for COSHH)
  • MHSWR Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • MO Materials Organisation
  • MRF Materials Recovery Facility (or Recycling or Factory)
  • MSW Municipal Solid Waste
  • MSWI Municipal solid waste incineration
  • MWDA Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority
  • MWMS Municipal Waste Management Strategy


  • NAWDO National Association of Waste Disposal Officers
  • NELVS Natural End of Life Vehicles
  • NFFO Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation
  • NGG New Generation Group (CIWM in-house)
  • NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
  • NHHWF National Household Hazardous Waste Forum
  • NISP National Industrial Symbiosis Programme
  • NOF New Opportunities Fund
  • NVQ / SNVQ National Vocational Qualification (or Scottish)
  • NWAI National Waste Awareness Initiative
  • NWMRF National Waste Minimisation & Recycling Fund
  • NWRWMG North West Region Waste Management Group
  • NWP National Waste Plan (Scotland)


  • ODS Ozone Depleting Substance (e.g. refrigerants)
  • OPRA Operator Pollution Risk Appraisal


  • PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl (s)
  • PELVS Premature End of Life Vehicles
  • PERN Packaging Waste Export Recovery Note
  • PET Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • PM Particulate Matter (e.g. PM 10 ~ particles under 10 micrometres)
  • POM / s Prescription Only Medicine / s
  • PP Proximity Principle
  • PPC Pollution Prevention and Control Act (1999) (Regulations 2000) beware many amendments after 2000
  • PPG Planning Policy Guidance note (e.g. PPG 10 for waste management)
  • PPP Public Private Partnership, Polluter Pays Principle
  • PPS Planning Policy Statement
  • PR Producer Responsibility
  • PRN Packaging Recovery Note
  • PVC Polyvinyl chloride


  • QMS Quality Management Systems


  • RAG Recycling Advisory Group, Scotland
  • RCE Regional Centre of Excellence
  • RCEP Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
  • RCV Refuse Collection Vehicle
  • RDF Refuse Derived Fuel
  • RECOUP Recycling Of Used Plastics
  • REMADE Recycled Market Development
  • REPAC Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committee
  • RIA Regulatory Impact Assessment
  • RID Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • RIDDOR Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
  • RO Renewables Obligation
  • ROC Renewables Obligation Certificates
  • ROHS Restricting Of Hazardous Substances in product manufacture
  • RoRo Rolonof/Roll-on Roll-off, demountable container system
  • ROTATE Recycling and Organic Technology Advisory Team
  • RRIB Refined Renewable Biomass
  • RTAB Regional Technical Advisory Body


  • SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • SGV Soil Guideline Value
  • SIG Special Interest Group of CIWM
  • SLF Secondary Liquid Fuel
  • SMDSA Sanitary Medical Disposal Services Association
  • SNIFFER Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research
  • SNRHW Stable Non-Reactive Hazardous Wastes
  • SocEnv Society for the Environment
  • SRB Single Regeneration Budget
  • SRF Solid recovered fuel
  • SRI Static Respiration Index
  • SSA Standard Spending Assessment
  • SWA Solid Waste Analysis
  • SWAG Scottish Waste Advisory Group
  • SWaMP Southern Waste Management Partnership
  • SWENs Special Waste Explanatory Notes
  • SWF Strategic Waste Fund (Scotland)
  • SWM Sustainable Waste Management
  • SWMA Strategic Waste Management Assessment


  • TCLP Toxicity characteristic leaching procedure
  • TEF Toxic Equivalent Factor
  • TPa tonnes per annum




  • WAC Waste Acceptance Criteria/Waste Awareness Certificate
  • WAG Welsh Assembly Government
  • WAMITAB Waste Management Industry Training & Advisory Board
  • WARRAG Waste And Resources Research Advisory Group
  • WCA Waste Collection Authority
  • WDA Waste Disposal Authority
  • WEEE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (2002/96/EC) amendments transposed to UK law 13/08/04 Regs to follow
  • WET Waste and Emissions Trading Act (2003)
  • WFD Waste Framework Directive 75/442/EEC
  • WID Waste Incineration Directive (2000/76/EC)
  • WIP Waste Implementation Programme
  • WISARD Waste Integrated Systems Assessment for Recovery and Disposal
  • WLP Waste Local Plan
  • WML Waste Management Licence
  • WMP Waste Management Paper
  • WMPEG Waste Minimisation Performance and Efficiency Grant
  • WRAP Waste and Resources Action Programme
  • WRATE Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment
  • WSA Waste Strategy Area (e.g. 11 WSAs in Scotland)
  • WTE Waste-to-energy

See also


  1. ^ Waste management jargonyms CIWM website, Accessed 9.11.06
  2. ^ Acronyms, Environment Agency Waste Technology Data Centre, Accessed 22.11.06
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