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While the fight against illegal sites in the waste sector constitutes both an environmental challenge (non-compliance with discharge standards and accepted depollution methods) and an economic one (unfair competition, an obstacle to achieving European recycling objectives), it is also a major challenge as regards accidental risks. These risks often go unmitigated among operators at sites in violation, which offers another crucial reason prompting the identification and regularisation of such sites. Below is a close-up of the cases of two treatment streams in the waste sector: end-of-life vehicles (ELV), and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).