Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Ceisteanna (53)

Alan Dillon

Ceist:

53. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if local authorities are allowed to access databases (details supplied); if not, if legislation is required to do same; his plans to progress such legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8509/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

Section 34C(7) of the Waste Management Act obliges each local authority to maintain a register of persons availing of a household waste collection service. This obligation is for the purpose of establishing compliance by original producers and other waste holders in terms of their obligations regarding the holding, collection and movement of waste.

The information held in local authority databases is drawn from information supplied by the waste collection companies and is based on what the local authority specifically requires. Direct access to external databases is not required.