This section covers regulations in relation to Food Waste, Packaging, Farm Plastic, Waste Tyres and Waste Permits.
Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009
The Food Waste Regulations cover a broad range of commercial outlets, including shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, pubs and office canteens. Producers of food waste are required to segregate food waste, ensure that it is collected by authorised waste collectors and then recovered at an authorised recovery facility.
For further information on the new regulations go to www.foodwaste.ie
European Union (Packaging) Regulations, 2014
The Packaging Regulations impose regulations on companies that place packaging, packaging material or packaged products on the Irish market. All Producers must segregate their packaging waste arising on site into specified waste streams and ensure that it is recycled or recovered. Producers with a turnover of €1m that place 10 tonnes of packaging on to the market (Major Producer) are further obliged to either join with their Local Authority or Repak .
Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations 2001
The Farm Plastics Regulations place an obligation on farmers to recover farm plastic waste generated. The Irish Farm Films Producers' Group (IFFPG) provides a free plastic recovery scheme. Call the national Farm Films Recovery hotline on 1890 300444 to arrange for free disposal of your used farm plastic film.
Under no circumstances should farm plastic be burned or buried. This practice may result in prosecution under the Air Pollution Act, 1987 or the Waste Management Act, 1996.
For further information on all of the above contact: Fingal County Council, Enforcement Section, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin
Telephone: 01-890 6288/ 01-890 6295/ 01-8905983 or Email: [email protected]
Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007
Waste Tyres Legislation
The Tyres and Waste Tyres Regulations are designed to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres. Waste tyres are not in themselves a hazardous waste, but have the potential to cause environmental pollution if disposed of incorrectly.
The Regulations impose obligations on persons who supply tyres to the Irish market, whether as manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, traders, or retailers and on the collectors of waste tyres. An exemption from these obligations is available to persons who participate in the compliance scheme operated by Repak ELT. Repak ELT is the only authorised compliance scheme operator for waste tyre compliance in Ireland. More information can be found on the Repak ELT website, www.repakelt.ie or by contacting them on 01 4618600 or at [email protected].
If you are not a member of a compliance scheme you must register with your Local Authority and pay annual registration and re-registration fees. Registration forms are available below or from our Environment Department by contacting us by phone on (01) 8905983.
WASTE Management (Facility & Registration) Regulations 2007 - as amended
The Facility & Registration Regulations require that any facility which is involved in the recovery or disposal of waste shall hold a Licence, Permit or Certificate of Registration (called a waste authorisation) depending on the nature of the activity. Examples of activities which will require a waste authorisation include land reclamation, car dismantling, landfills, composting centres, recycling of Construction & Demolition waste and recycling of vegetable and cooking oils.
Not sure if you need a Licence, Permit or Certificate? See our Do I Need A Waste Licence Permit or Certificate Decision Tree For further details see our FAQs Waste Permit Certification and Registration Process
WASTE Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 - as amended
The Waste Collection Permit Regulations require all collectors of waste to hold a permit. You can download the form at the end of this page. For further information please contact:
The National Waste Collection Permit Office(NWCPO), Offaly County Council, Tullamore, Co Offaly at telephone 057 935 7428 or www.nwcpo.ie
The European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014
Producers (vehicle importers or manufacturers) are obliged to establish national collection systems for the recovery and treatment of end-of-life vehicles.
Each Producer’s national collection system shall have at least one authorized treatment facility in every local authority area, that shall provide free-take-back for vehicles of that producer’s brand or for which that producer has responsibility.