Waste Permits and Licences

Waste collection, recovery and disposal activities are controlled by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local authorities. The Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended) sets out the system of waste licensing to ensure that set standards are applied in relation to licensable waste facilities.

Waste Collection Permits

In order to collect waste for commercial purposes, a waste collection permit must be purchased from a local authority. The Waste Management Act 1996 outlines the procedures for making a permit application.

Waste Recovery/Disposal Permits

Waste permits are also required for specified waste recovery and disposal activities which, because of their size or nature, do not require licensing by the EPA, but can instead be granted by a local authority. Further information is available on the EPA website.



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