Directive 1999/31/EC
"It aims to prevent, or reduce as much as possible, any negative impact from landfilling on surface water, groundwater, soil, air or human health. It does so by introducing stringent technical requirements."
"Decision 2003/33/EC lays down the criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills."
Reduce biodegradable municipal waste by 65% by 2010 compared to 1995.
A revision proposal of 2014 stipulated the phase out landfilling for recyclable waste in non-hazardous landfills (incl. biowaste) by 2023.