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Waste Permit Regulations

How waste collectors can obtain a waste collection permit from Wicklow County Council.

S.I. No. 820 of 2007 Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007

The collection of waste on a commercial basis requires a waste collection permit from a relevant local authority in accordance with section 34(1) of the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended). The regulations set out procedures for the making of permit applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to permit applications, and the grant, refusal and review of permits by local authorities.

The purpose of the waste collection permitting system is to provide controls on the commercial collection of waste to ensure good waste management and a high standard of environmental protection.

Who should apply?

If you are in the business of moving any of the following types of waste, you must hold a current waste collection permit from Wicklow County Council:

  • Industrial and/or domestic waste
  • Commercial and household recyclable Items
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Soil/subsoil
  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • Green waste
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Cooking oil

Key changes to Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2008

  • Provides operators with the option of applying for a permit for specified regions or multi regions by means of a single application to a single nominated authority
  • Extends the time period for a collection permit from two to five years
  • Empowers local authorities to recover all or part of the reasonable costs incurred by them in ongoing monitoring of compliance with a collection permit, including the costs of inspections and investigations
  • Provides for conditions to be attached to collection permits specifying the requirements to be complied with in respect of the types and quantities of wastes collected and the place or places to which waste concerned may or shall be delivered for recovery or disposal
  • Gives local authorities the absolute discretion to refund or waive all or part of the fees payable where it is satisfied that the payment of the full fee would not be just and reasonable having regard to the limited nature or scale of the activity concerned or where the charging of the full fee would act as a disincentive to companies or individuals who are operating on a small scale or are engaged in environmentally beneficial operations such as waste recovery or recycling
  • Empowers local authorities to revoke a collection permit