Eastern Midlands Region Waste Management Plan
The Plan, which will regulate how more than half of the people living in Ireland manage their waste, was launched in Dublin on Thursday 14th May, 2015.
For the purposes of waste management planning, Ireland is now divided into three regions: Eastern-Midlands, Southern & Connacht-Ulster. The Eastern-Midlands Region includes the local authorities: Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Laois, Longford, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath and Wicklow.
The Eastern-Midlands Region (EMR) Waste Management Plan 2015-2021 provides a framework for the prevention and management of waste in a sustainable manner in Fingal and the other local authority areas. Following a public consultation stage, the final Regional Waste Management Plan was made on 12th May 2015.
The three key objectives of the Eastern-Midlands Region Waste Management Plan are:
- Prevent waste: a reduction of one per cent per annum in the amount of household waste generated over the period of the plan;
- More recycling: increase the recycle rate of domestic and commercial waste from 40 to 50 per cent by 2020;
- Further reduce landfill: eliminate all unprocessed waste going to landfill from 2016.
The plan’s implementation will be led by the new Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Office based in Dublin City Council.
The Plan can be accessed here : Eastern Midland Region Waste Management Plan - Final Draft
Further information on the Plan can be found on www.emwr.ie .