Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.  In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a waste collection permit is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted. Waste Collection Permit

  • The waste collection permit is issued by the National Waste Collection Permits Office (NWCPO).
  • A WCP is valid for a maximum of 5 years from the grant date.
  • Only list of waste codes (LoW) which are listed on the permit may be collected/transported.
  • The WCP is specific about where the waste may be brought, i.e. only to the suitably licensed facilities as listed on the waste collection permit.
  • Only vehicles which are specifically listed on the WCP may be used for the collection and/or transfer of waste.The waste collection permit

The application for a waste collection permit must include the specified application form and supporting documentation, including:

  • Records of wastes types and quantities collected.
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate for each vehicle.
  • Current Tax Clearance Certificate from Irish Revenue
  • Notice from nominated authority instigating a review
  • Certificate of Registration of Trade Name
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Relevant page from the newspaper(s) in which notice(s) have been published.
  • Details of any court hearing, case, nature of the offence and any penalty or requirements imposed by the court.

Further guidance on required documentation is presented in:

  • NWCPO Guidance Manual: Waste Collection Permit Regulations
  • NWCPO Waste Collection Permit Application Form.

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