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Increasing importance is given to the management of waste and both domestic and European legislation is imposing tighter controls. This volume starts by looking at the overall concept of waste management and how its perception is changing, and the legal background to the subject.;Specific legal issues associated with waste management are then discussed and these include the Duty of Care; the collection of waste; litter; carriage of waste; transboundary shipment of waste; storage and the various methods of disposal of waste. The planning issues relating to both waste disposal strategy and specific site operations are then considered.;The book should be a useful reference for those responsible for waste management in local authorities, the Environment Agency, commercial waste managers and those studying this environmental topic.