During operation fusion reactor components will be exposed to long periods of neutron irradiation. As such, a reactor's structural steels will become activated and need to be disposed of as radioactive waste. Previous studies have shown that such wastes can struggle to meet low level waste requirements meaning that costly geological disposal may be required. In order to explore the waste expectations of steels from European DEMO-like fusion reactors, several radioactive waste management systems have been investigated. This includes their low level waste criteria, currently available disposal sites and planned future developments. This information was used to analyse the results of DEMO-like inventory simulations of potential reactor steels. The simulations were performed with the inventory code FISPACT-II and the TENDL2017 nuclear data library. The results suggest that when steels are exposed to near plasma neutron fluxes they will struggle to meet the majority of low level waste requirements. For lower neutron fluxes, typical of reactor containment vessels, the waste expectations can be more positive, with several steels able to meet some low level criteria. It can be concluded that steels should not be expected to be consistently internationally classified as low level waste 100 years after reactor shut down. As all activated fusion waste cannot be disposed of in a single location, it is recommended that waste disposal strategies are included in any fusion reactor proposal before construction begins. These strategies need to align with the radioactive waste regulations the proposed reactor will be subject to.