Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (494)

Ruth Coppinger

Question:

494. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if regulations will be introduced in order that waste management companies will be obliged to offer a recycling service to residents (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50257/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Waste Collection Companies must hold a waste collection permit in order to collect waste in line with the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, as amended. Waste collection permits are issued by the National Waste Collection Permit Office. Under the permit conditions, household waste collectors are obliged to provide a separate receptacle for each waste fraction, namely residual, recyclables and where appropriate, food and bio-waste. Waste from apartments is considered to be household waste and the permit conditions for household waste collection apply. Enforcement of the regulations and the waste collection permit conditions are a matter for the relevant local authority, who have significant powers under the Regulations to secure compliance by all parties.