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Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

Waste Collection Permit: Guide for Application or Renewal

A waste collection permit is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit.   Existing permit holders should take note of the expiry date of your waste collection permit. A waste collection permit (WCP) is valid for 5 years from the grant date. In accordance with Section 24(1) of the...

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How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

How to Obtain an Effluent Discharge Licence

Any company that discharges the following requires an effluent discharge licence:  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to waters  Sewage effluent to waters  Trade effluent (including cooling water) to sewers  Under the provisions of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts 1977 and 1990 and the Water Services Act 2007 to 2013, local authorities are responsible for...

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What is Waste Management

Waste is a Resource which is not being used to optimise its value. Products Process People Waste management is a fundamental part of most businesses.  Waste hierarchy is a tool which is made up of five steps: reducing waste at the source, reuse of materials, recycling, energy recovery, and landfilling.  In order to be sustainable, waste management...

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Waste is a Resource – Gain and Retain value

When is a waste not a waste? Or better still why is a waste a waste? “A waste is a resource from which value has not been optimised – products, process, people  = €, £, $.” A circular economy can help achieve these targets, save money and reduces pressure on the environment.  However, significant barriers...

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Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly

Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly

Waste is a resource which is not being used correctly. Often greater value can be achieved through improved management of production costs and resource used as opposed to increased sales. The circular economy eliminates the concept of waste and recognises that everything has a value.  This includes looking at waste as the underutilisation of resources. Circular supply chain:  Introduces fully...

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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 WCP is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted.  The WCP is issued...

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What is “Trade Effluent” and what licences are required?

Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be disposed of from a business premises to the public sewer system, surface water or groundwater. Trade effluent may contain materials such as oil, grease, nutrients,...

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Circular Economy Opportunity

Circular Economy Opportunity

The circular economy opportunity often becomes shrouded in “higher level” benefits to address the triple planetary crisis of climate, biodiversity, and pollution, as well as pathways for inclusive development.  Throw in the holy grail “Net Zero” misconception that it is only possible only through heavy investments and sacrificing margins and enthusiasm wanes rapidly. Sustainable development...

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Environmental Legislation

Environmental regulatory compliance is an opportunity to optimise the management of resources to add value or create cost savings. Ireland has a well-developed system of environmental legislation which is principally administered and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regional/local authorities throughout Ireland and Irish Water Our clients work with ECOS because we: Know the...

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Water Management

Water management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water resources.  Water resources are natural resources of water that are potentially useful as a source of water supply.  Natural sources of fresh water include surface water, under river flow, groundwater and frozen water.  Artificial sources of fresh water can include treated...

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