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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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End of Waste: Call to Action and State of Mind

End of Waste: Call to Action and State of Mind

End of Waste – sounds like a call to action at a rally and maybe it should be. Directive 2008/98/EC sets the basic concepts and definitions related to waste management, such as definitions of waste, recycling, recovery. It also explains When waste ceases to be waste and becomes a secondary raw material (so called end-of-waste criteria)...

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Wastewater Treatment: Optimisation and Control is key

Wastewater treatment plant performance can be optimised where key control parameters are recorded and assess on a regular basis.  Optimisation of the performance of a treatment plant can significantly reduce operational costs and/or add value to a business. There are many different types of wastewater treatment plants, physical, chemical and biological.  All treatment plant operate...

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Hazardous Waste Assessment

ECOS recently completed review assessment of biomass filter cake on behalf of a multinational biopharmaceutical company.  Waste acceptance criteria (WAC) results alone are not sufficient to determine the List of Waste (LoW) classification purpose a waste stream.  Where waste streams may contain hazardous compounds or persistent organic pollutants, further assessment is required to determine the...

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COVID-19: ECOS Precautions

We appreciate that concerns that may exist since last week about face to face contact in light of developments regarding COVID-19.  We are mindful and diligent regarding all precautions to prevent spread of the virus. To that end and in line with current HSE advice, ECOS is limiting face to face meetings and all unnecessary...

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Packaging Waste Legal Requirement

Since 1997 Irish legislation has placed the responsibility for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste on those who handle packaging at any stage of the supply chain. A ‘Producer’ of packaging waste is a business who, for the purpose of trade or otherwise in the course of business sells or otherwise supplies other persons...

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Best Available Techniques (BAT): New Standards

Best Available Techniques (BAT): New Standards aim to increase value or reduce costs. ECOS works with our clients to increase value or reduce costs by implementing new Best Available Techniques (BAT) emissions and efficiency standards.  The new specifications are the result of a review of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document (BREF) for Waste...

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IPC / IED Annual Environmental Reports

IPC/IED holders must submit an Annual Environmental Report (AER) to the EPA by March 31st each year.  This is a report of the environmental performance of the activity for the previous year. The Annual Environmental Report (AER) is a requirement for all EPA licensed facilities. The content of the AER should give a concise summary...

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ECOS Case Study: Waste Collection Permit Application

A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purpose 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. Please feel free...

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Exemption for a waste collection permit in respect of food waste

When does the exemption for a waste collection permit apply in respect of food waste under Article 30 (1) (g) of the Waste Collection Permit Regulations 2007-2008? Waste collection permit legislation only applies to the collection of animal by-products in respect of “catering waste”. The collection and transport of all other types and categories of...

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