EPA: Advice for Waste Disposal Activities

Recent news stories have highlighted significant illegal waste disposal activities which can have a serious impact on the areas in which we live and indeed the health and wellbeing of our communities. waste disposal

Advice for all businesses and householders to consider when engaging a third party to dispose of waste, includes:

  • Ensure that you use a suitably licensed contractor to collect your waste
  • Waste Collection Permits specify:
    • The types of waste which may be collected
    • The geographical areas in which waste can be collected
    • The vehicles which may be used to collect the waste
    • Locations to which waste can be transferred
  • A copy of waste collection permits should be available from your licensed contractor and carried on the collection vehicle
  • Waste collection permit details may be viewed at www.nwcpo.ie 
  • Additional information may also be sought from the National Waste Collection Permit Office, call Tel: ( 057 9337428)
  • As a rule if the permit does not list any of the following the contractor does not hold a valid permit:
    • LoW code (formerly EWC) for specific waste types
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Waste Destination
  • Business customers should always request and receive a written receipt or transfer note showing the waste collection permit number, your contact details, a description of your waste and details of where it is being transferred to.
  • If the quote for waste disposal seems to good to be true, it probably is.

By taking these simple precautions, you can protect your business and help to deter illegal waste disposal which blights our communities, costs thousands, sometimes millions, of euros to clean up and make safe.

If you would like more information please contact us.  We would be pleased to discuss your requirements.


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