The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in July 2011 introduced new Legislation (S.I. No. 324 of 2011 European Communities (Shipments of Hazardous Waste Exclusively within Ireland) Regulations 2011) making Dublin City Council, National TFS Office, the sole authority for the administration of hazardous waste movements within Ireland. The C1 form will be replaced with the Waste Transfer Form (WTF).
Consignors (a producer or holder of waste who causes such waste to be moved from the premises at which it is being held) purchase the WTF online, users complete the WTF online (mandatory information required), Consignors download the WTF and the Receiving facility logs in to confirm acceptance of load.
The fundamental change to the current C1 system is the move to an online system which will discontinue the requirement to use the current paper based system. A Waste Transfer Form, is an identification document that must be used whenever hazardous waste is shipped or transferred within the State. The electronic system established by Dublin City Council for the supervision and control of shipments of hazardous waste within the State will be available from November 2011. The WTF is a mandatory consignment document used to ensure that the consignment is delivered to an authorised facility. The Regulations allow a transitional period until the 31st December 2011 which allows parties to use up their current supply of C1 forms.
Waste will not be accepted by a facility unless it is accompanied by a valid WTF. Records must be maintained concerning the source of, collection, transport, delivery and receipt of, hazardous waste. Full details of what is required are given under Regulation 10 of S.I. No. 324 of 2011.
A person guilty of an offence under these Regulations is liable (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €3,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, or both, or (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, or both.