All Items

Pile cap gearbox – plant item

Pile cap gearbox – plant item

Decision summary:

This is a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Large, recognisable and robust in Repository conditions.

All Discrete Items must be recorded on a Waste Consignment Information Form for LLW disposal.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit applies.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

TC14 drum – not containing Discrete Items and waste not encapsulated

TC14 drum – not containing Discrete Items and waste not encapsulated

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Drums unsupported internally by grout (or another encapsulant) expected to corrode in Repository and break apart on erosion.  

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Supercompacted puck (containing compactable waste)

Supercompacted puck (containing compactable waste)

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Compacted drums subject to corrosion, especially at folds, and expected to break apart on erosion.

Note: only LLW Repository Ltd can make a ‘Non-Discrete Item’ determination based on common occurrence of the particular waste.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.


Scaffold tubes (mild steel, galvanised steel or aluminium)

Scaffold tubes (mild steel, galvanised steel or aluminium)

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Subject to significant corrosion in Repository and common throughout LLWR vaults.

Note: only LLW Repository Ltd can make a ‘Non-Discrete Item’ determination based on common occurrence of the particular item.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Scaffold clips

Scaffold clips

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Subject to significant corrosion in Repository and common throughout LLWR vaults.

Note: only LLW Repository Ltd can make a ‘Non-Discrete Item’ determination based on common occurrence of the particular item.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Reinforcing bar with concrete lumps attached

Reinforcing bar with concrete lumps attached

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • By analogy to scrap, this waste would not be a particular focus of interest and is considered common waste.

Note: only LLW Repository Ltd can make a ‘Non-Discrete Item’ determination based on common occurrence of the particular waste.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.


Standard desktop computer or laptop

Standard desktop computer or laptop

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Not robust; expected to degrade in Repository conditions.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Consumer unit (plant item – light gauge construction)

Consumer unit (plant item – light gauge construction) Consumer unit (plant item – light gauge construction)

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Not robust; expected to degrade in Repository conditions.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

HEPA filter – standard/typical paper-based model

HEPA filter – standard/typical paper-based model

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Not robust; expected to degrade in Repository conditions.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.


Vacuum cleaner (light duty/domestic grade)

Vacuum cleaner (light duty/domestic grade)

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Not robust; expected to degrade in Repository conditions.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Ladders (aluminium or painted mild steel)

Ladders (aluminium or painted mild steel)

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

 Explanation:

  • Subject to significant corrosion in Repository conditions.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Paint tin of grout

Paint tin of grout

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • As low-activity sources are disposed subject to conditions in section L3.2.4 of the WAC (v5.0, p16), they are NOT assessed against the Discrete Item Limit.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.


Hessian bag of grit blast

Hessian bag of grit blast

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • Not considered robust and would attract no particular interest on erosion.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Glass (normal glass used in a domestic or office building)

Glass (normal glass used in a domestic or office building)

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • By analogy to scrap, this waste would not be a particular focus of interest and is considered common waste.

Note: only LLW Repository Ltd can make a ‘Non-Discrete Item’ determination based on common occurrence of the particular waste.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.

Builders bag of rubble

Builders bag of rubble

Decision summary:

This is not a Discrete Item.

Explanation:

  • By analogy to scrap, this waste would not be a particular focus of interest and is considered common waste.

Note: only LLW Repository Ltd can make a ‘Non-Discrete Item’ determination based on common occurrence of the particular waste.

The LLW Disposal WAC Discrete Item Limit does not apply.

Important Considerations

Note 1: These items should only be considered for disposal to the Repository if all diversion options are unsuitable. Always consider the Waste Hierarchy and minimise LLW disposal. This item has the potential to be: reused; disposed to permitted landfill; or, volume reduced via supercompaction.

Note 2: Items must be assessed against all relevant LLW Disposal WAC conditions.

Note 3: ‘Durable’ refers to durability in the Repository environment within the lifetime of the Repository.