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Links to Relevant Legislation
- Waste Management Act, 1996
This legislation covers waste management in Ireland, including hazardous waste. Among other things, it sets out licensing criteria for landfills and the handling of household, industrial and chemical waste.
- Waste Management (Permit) Regulations, 1998
The processes and procedures for obtaining a waste management permit
- European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
ADR Regulations applicable as from 1 January 2011
- Council Of Europe Directive On The Landfill Of Waste 1999
A directive designed to minimise the use of landfills for waste disposal
- European Union Directive On Waste Incineration 2000
A directive detailing the necessity to limit emissions from waste incineration
- Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations 2004
A seminal document for organisations or businesses intending to set up a waste disposal site
- Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 113 of 2008
Amends Waste Management (Licensing) Regulation 2004. These regulate waste contractors who arrange export of waste.
- Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 199 of 2008
Landfill Levy Regulations in respect of the disposal of waste at a landfill facility.
- Waste Management (Certification of Historic Unlicensed Waste Disposal and Recovery Activity) Regulations 2008 S.I. No. 524 of 2008
These Regulations apply to closed landfills where disposal or recovery activities are carried on.
- WASTE MANAGEMENT (HAZARDOUS WASTE) REGULATIONS, 1998
Legislation covering the disposal of hazardous waste such as waste oils, batteries, asbestos, PCBs and other hazardous waste.
- WASTE MANAGEMENT (MOVEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE) REGULATIONS, 1998
Legislation in respect of necessary paperwork for the movement and disposal of hazardous waste within Ireland
- WASTE MANAGEMENT (HAZARDOUS WASTE) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2000.
Legislation regarding Batteries & Accumulators
- WASTE MANAGEMENT (RESTRICTION OF CERTAIN HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT) REGULATIONS 2005
Legislaton regarding Hazardous Substances in WEEE
- DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES (RETAIL AND PRIVATE PETROLEUM STORES) REGULATIONS, 1979.
Licensing of petrol filling stations and private stores. Design, construction, installation, maintenance and testing of equipment. Also contains regulations for the proper drainage of the site and the provision & mainteance of oil interceptors to prevent the escape of petroleum.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responsibilities for a wide range of licensing, enforcement, monitoring and assessment activities associated with environmental protection.
- Cork County Council – Environment Directorate
The Environment Department monitors, analyses and reports on the quality of air, water and waste water in County Cork, in accordance with EU and national legislation. It also provides information on environmental matters to the public and to other County Council departments. The overall purpose of the Department is ‘protecting and enhancing our environment for present and future generations.’
- Dublin City Council
The Waste Regulations Office is the National Competent Authority with responsibility for managing the following:
- Waste Transfer Forms – Movement of Hazardous Waste within the State
- TFS Forms – Export of Hazardous Waste outside the State
- The Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is the national body in Ireland with responsibility for securing health and safety at work. It is a state-sponsored body, established under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act and it reports to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
- Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
A website of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government providing information on the Environment.
- The European Environment Agency (EEA)
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Their task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. They are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries.
Wastechange operates a network of free online regional and national waste exchanges trading all grades of recyclable materials and secondary commodities. Wastechange has affilliates across the EU and operates as an umbrella network for European Commercial Waste Exchanges.
- The Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors’ Association of Ireland
The “Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors’ Association of Ireland” was established in November 2003 by a group of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors concerned with the need for a support network for DGSA’s.
Repak is Ireland’s first voluntary initiative between industry and the Department of the Environment designed to meet industry’s producer responsibility obligations under the EU directive on packaging and packaging waste (94/62/EC) and the subsequent Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 1997.
- The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), is the professional body which represents over 6,000 waste management professionals. The CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the waste management industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.
- Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
Irish Departments of State with responsibility for the quality of the environment in which we live, for housing and other infrastructure, for physical and spatial planning, and for local government, which impacts significantly on the daily lives of all people in this country. Their mission is to promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life through protection of the environment and heritage, infrastructure provision, balanced regional development and good local government. This mission embraces their responsibilities and summarises their intent.
- Kerry County Council
The Environmental Services Department is located at County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee. The Environmental Services Department has responsibility for environmental protection throughout the county. In addition, it has responsibility for the promotion of Environmental Awareness.
- Clare County Council
The Environment Directorate has responsibility for environmental protection throughout County Clare. This involves the enforcement of all environmental legislation in the areas of Waste Management and Pollution Control. In recent years a large amount of legislation has been enacted to ensure that European Legislation in relation to the environment is on the Irish Statute Book.
- Kilkenny County Council Environment Section
The aims Of Kilkenny County Council Environment Section are to promote sustainable development, to provide an efficient and environmentally sound Waste Management infrastructure and implement the Joint South East Waste Management Plan and to maintain proper regulatory and monitoring systems for environmental protection and control of pollution.
- Wexford County Council
The main objective of the Environment Department is to protect and enhance the environment of County Wexford. To control the collection, recovery, recycling, movement and disposal of waste in the county and to incorporate sustainability into waste management systems. To monitor, control and reduce pollution that is adversely affecting the natural environment.
- Laois County Council
Laois County Council is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of services throughout County Laois . The Council is centrally involved in activities that affect the physical, economic, social and cultural development of Laois.
- Galway County Council
The protection and enhancement of the environment is one of the Council’s main objectives. A clean, healthy environment which promotes and facilitates sustainable development is the legacy which we all must leave to future generations. In addition to monitoring and protecting the natural environment, the built environment and the people who live there is also monitored in relation to safety from fire.
- Westmeath County Council
The Environment Section has responsibility for Waste Management, Waste Enforcement, Litter Control, Pollution Control, Water Quality, Environmental Promotion, Veterinary Service, Control of Horses and Dogs. Waste Management involves the operation of two landfill sites, a refuse collection service and the provision of recycling facilities and information.
- Meath County Council
Meath County Council is the primary unit of Local Government in County Meath. The Council was established in 1899 following the enactment of the 1898 Local Government (Ireland) Act. Local Government was given constitutional recognition in 1999.
- Carlow County and Town Councils
A high quality environment is essential for a good quality of life. In order to achieve this aim the Environment department undertakes a vast range of functions and roles from assessing pollution potential and water quality, to driving waste management, enforcement of litter pollution legislation and the creation of greater environmental awareness.
- Mayo County Council
The Environment Section of the Mayo County Council is responsible for waste management, recycling, green schools initiative and the upkeep of beaches and burial grounds amongst other things.
- Sligo County Council
Sligo Co Co has a vast range of functions and roles from assessing pollution potential and water quality, to driving waste management, enforcement of litter pollution legislation, ensuring the implementation of new legislation and the creation of greater environmental awareness.
- Connacht Waste Management
The 1996 Waste Management Act empowers several Local Authorities to come together and jointly make a Waste Management Plan for their functional areas. This aim of this Plan is to manage, in an environmentally sound way, all non-hazardous waste generated within their functional areas. The six Local Authorities in Connacht came together to make and adopt a Regional Waste Management Plan. This they did around September 2001.
- Leitrim County Council
The Environment Department is responsible for protecting and improving the natural and man-made environment of County Leitrim. This Department must ensure that the principles of sustainable development are implemented by the promoters of public and private development projects in the County.
- Roscommon County Council
Roscommon County Council’s Environment Department is responsible for environmental protection and enforcement of environmental legislation. Its primary objective is to protect, enhance and conserve the rich and natural environment of County Roscommon.
- North Tipperary County Council
Environmental Services provided by the Council have developed considerably in recent years and now include Water Quality Management, Waste and Litter Management, Consumer Protection and Environmental Education and Awareness.
- South Tipperary County Council
South Tipperary County Council acknowledges and recognises that its operations have an impact on the global and local environment. We are committed to the prevention of pollution and to managing and continually improving our environmental performance by implementing a certified Environmental Management System, EMAS (i.e. the EU standard, Eco Management & Audit Scheme), which provides a framework to evaluate, improve and report our environmental impacts.
- Longford County Council
Major industries and major waste facilities are licensed by the Environment Protection Agency, E.P.A. The Environment Section of Longford Co Co monitors and controls industries and waste activities that fall beneath the E.P.A.’s remit and an assortment of essential environmental services.
- The Irish Seal Sanctuary
The primary objective of the I.S.S. is the provision of a Sanctuary for rescued wildlife, primarily seals. Further objectives are welfare, education, research and conservation.