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Licences and Permits

Licences and Permits

ECOS work with a wide range of business sectors to obtain and manage a variety of environmental licences and permits including:  Industrial Emissions (IE) and Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Waste Licence  Waste Facility & Collection Permits Licences to discharge wastewater to sewer, surface water or ground. Solvent certificates of compliance Water Abstractions Register ECOS work...

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Discharge Licence: Do You need one

Discharge Licence: Do You need one

A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...

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Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

Trade Effluent to sewer Discharge Licence

In order to apply for a licence to discharge trade effluent to sewer you will need to submit an application to Irish Water. Time and time again we come across businesses which have either had difficulties because they have not obtained a licence or have ended up with an unsustainable discharge licence. The former can...

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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 Waste...

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The EPA have published updated Best Practice Guidelines for the Preparation of Resource Management Plans for Construction & Demolition Projects  These guidelines supersede the ‘Best Practice Guidelines on the Preparation of Waste Management Plans for Construction and Demolition Waste Projects’ which were published in July 2006 https://www.epa.ie/pubs/consultation/C%20and%20D%20Guidelines%20.pdf

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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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Environmental Management and Competitive Advantage

Environmental Management and Competitive Advantage

ECOS helps our clients to save costs or increase value within their business. Think of the following:  Cost of Prevention versus Cost of Failure Lean Management Principles Optimise your Products, Processes and People Environmental management as a just another business tool to make your business more efficient/effective and provide competitive advantage ECOS works with SME...

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What is Waste Management?

Waste management is a fundamental part of most businesses. Waste management refers to the processes required to govern waste, from its creation to its disposal or reuse. These processes include the discarding, destruction, processing, reuse, recycle, and control, of waste materials. The objective of effective waste management is to minimise the amount of non-reusable materials,...

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What is Effluent?

Effluent is a wastewater which has been discharged from a process.  The process which generates an effluent can be industrial, commercial, municipal or from a treatment plant. Effluent and the Law It is a legal requirement that effluent is treated properly to comply with the emission limit values and other conditions of a discharge licence....

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Collection of waste requires a valid waste collection permit

Collection of waste requires a valid waste collection permit

Please do not give your waste to an unauthorised collector, as persons involved in the collection of waste must have a valid waste collection permit.  If they have a valid permit it will be listed www.nwcpo.ie Only waste as listed on Appendix A of their permit can be collected All waste must be delivered to facilities listed...

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Please report littering or illegal dumping of waste

Please report littering or illegal dumping of waste

If you see littering or illegal dumping of waste please report it!!!!!!!!! Action will be taken. You should report illegal dumping to your local authority waste enforcement officer.  Limerick City and County 1800 201151 Clare County Council 1800 606 706 or 065 6846331 Kerry County Council 1800 326 228 Tipperary County Council 0761 065000  For...

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