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Waste Management

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Questions (232)

Richard Bruton


232. Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if he will list the extended producer responsibility schemes that are in place for recovering waste material funded by a levy on the product put on the market; if he will list in respect of each the volume of material recovered in weight and the way that compares with the current volume of sales; if he will indicate in each case the level of the levy imposed to fund the operation; the outlets for the recovered material; and if he will provide the latest report on the operation of the respective schemes. [19287/22]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

In Ireland, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes form an essential part of efficient waste management and have been developed for a number of waste streams, based on the producer pays principle. The main areas are Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), batteries, packaging, end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), tyres and farm plastics. Operational information about the EPR schemes is described in the schemes' annual reports.  Links to the latest reports are included in the table below.  Further information relating to the materials managed by the schemes is available on the EPA website


EPR Waste Stream

Producer Responsibility Organisation

Funding Mechanism

Link to Annual Report

WEEE & Batteries

WEEE Ireland


Membership fees

Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC) – applied to certain categories of electrical and electronic goods.

WEEE Annual Environmental Report 2020 - WEEE Ireland


ERP Ireland

ERP_Annual_Report_2020_FINAL_UPDATED.pdf (



Membership fees


End-of-life vehicles


Membership fees



Repak ELT

Visible Environmental Management Cost (vEMC)


Farm Plastics


Membership fees

End user collection charges

Question No. 233 answered with Question No. 227.