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Waste Collection Permits

In accordance with Section 34 of the Waste Management Acts, 1996, as amended, a person collecting waste for the purposes of reward, with a view to profit or otherwise in the course of business, may only do so under and in accordance with a Waste Collection Permit. In certain circumstances the requirement to hold a waste collection permit may be exempted by ministerial regulation, subject to the collection being carried out in compliance with such requirements as are specified in the regulations.

Persons intending to carry out waste collection activities in a Local Authority area must apply for a waste collection permit. This requirement applies to individuals, companies and partnerships.
The Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, S.I. No. 820 of 2007, as amended by the Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, S.I. No. 87 of 2008, came into effect on the 01st June 2008. Please note these regulations are subject to amendment from time to time.

They replaced the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2001, as amended.

The 2007 Regulations set out the procedures for the making of waste collection permit applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to waste collection permit applications, and the grant, refusal and review of waste collection permits by local authorities.

Guidance on the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, as amended, is available from the EPA on the link below:
http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/waste/wastepermitregulations/

National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO)
On the 01st of February 2012, Offaly County Council was designated as the Nominated Authority for the processing of all new Waste Collection Permit applications and review applications received on or after that date. This single Nominated Authority is known as the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO).

From 01st February 2012, all applications for new or reviewed waste collection permits shall be processed by the:
National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO),
Offaly County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Charleville Road,
Tullamore,
Co. Offaly.
Tel. 057 935 7428.
Email: nwcpo@offalycoco.ie

Please visit www.nwcpo.ie for more information, including application forms, FAQ’s, etc.

Please contact the National Waste Collection Permit Office and Offaly County Council’s Environment Section on 057 935 7428 or email nwcpo@offalycoco.ie if you have any queries in relation to applying for a Waste Collection Permit. You are advised to engage in a pre-application consultation prior to lodging an application.

Residential Waste Collection Services – Information for Consumers
The National Consumer Agency (NCA) confirmed in their market research (conducted in November 2011) 3% of consumers switched waste provider in the previous twelve months (excluding those automatically transferred from Local Authority to a private operator). In order to assist consumers in identifying domestic waste providers operating in their area the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) has listed the waste collectors currently authorised to operate within the domestic household collection business within County Tipperary under the following link: www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx .

Please note the Household Waste Collectors listed are those who made Annual Environmental Returns to NWCPO for North Tipperary & South Tipperary for waste collected during 2013.

Information on their respective collection routes and collection rates are available by contacting the waste collector directly.

For information on waste disposal and recycling facilities for use by members of the public within Tipperary’s functional area please look up our web site under ‘Environment’, ‘Waste Infrastructure & Recycling’.

Pay-By-Weight - What does this mean?

Currently each household waste bin lifted must have its contents weighed (separately) by the household waste collector and the weight(s) reported to the customer at minimum of monthly intervals, either in writing or electronically.

In the run up to and following concerns regarding the reported escalation of waste bills for some customers from 01 July 2016, particularly in relation to proposed increases in service charges under the new Pay-by-Weight charging system, the Minister for the Environment in consultation with the waste industry, agreed effectively a price freeze to end-June 2017, and, a review of the operation of Pay-by-Weight at the end of this 12-month transition period.

As part of this agreement it is intended that customers will be able from January 2017, through a dual billing process, to see the following:
1. details of the weight of waste they are presenting for collection;
2. details of their costs under the their current price plan;
3. details of the comparative pay-by-weight charge.

At the end of this 12-month transition period (July 2017), the Government will review the operation of pay-by-weight, including the effectiveness of the transition process, and make decisions regarding its further roll-out, regulation and oversight.

The advantage of pay-by-weight is that it gives you more control over your waste bills. The less your bin weighs, the less you pay, so there is a great incentive to prevent and recycle waste. Not only will this benefit you, it is also good for the environment. In areas where pay-by-weight is already operating, householders have become more efficient in segregating their waste, leading to a reduction in the amount of waste collected.

Each household waste collector has published its Customer Charter (also available on the NWCPO web site at www.nwcpo.ie )

From July 2016 each household waste collector shall ensure the deployment of an agreed programme of communication, including the provision of educational literature, to persons who present household waste for collection.
That programme may include related protocols and procedures in respect of any contamination detected by the collector, charges applicable for the collection of different fractions of waste, waste prevention, waste segregation, the presentation of waste and other related matters.

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Related FAQs

Who needs a Waste Collection Permit?

Any person collecting and transporting of waste for profit, reward or, otherwise in the course of business needs a waste collection permit.
Under Section 34 of the Waste Management Acts 1996-2011 the collection and transporting of waste for profit or reward or otherwise in the course of business requires a waste collection permit issued by a local authority, in accordance with the requirements of the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, as amended.

Any person (i.e. individual, company or partnership) collecting and transporting waste for profit or reward or otherwise in the course of business requires a waste collection permit.

Where do I apply for a Waste Collection Permit?

From the 1st February 2012, all new waste collection permit applications and applications for the review of waste collection permits shall be processed by the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO), Offaly County Council, Ara an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Tel: 057 9346800.
Please visit www.nwcpo.ie for more information

Does Tipperary County Council operate an asbestos collection and disposal service?

No.
Tipperary County Council does not have a licensed facility to accept asbestos. You should contact a licensed waste contractor (ensuring they are licensed specifically to deal with asbestos).

Are there consequences of giving waste to a person who does not have a waste collection permit?

Yes. Each Local Authority is responsible for the enforcement of these Regulations.
A person guilty of an offence under Sections 15, 18, 34, or 36 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, for the contravention of a regulation made under this named Section is liable: (a) on summary conviction, to a Class B fine (i.e. up to €4,000.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or, (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €15,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.

What does the Household Food Waste and Bio-Waste Regulation mean for collectors of waste?

All authorised collectors must, from the 1st July 2013, provide a separate collection service for food waste and transfer the food waste to an authorised facility for treatment.

How do I get a brown bin?

Your bin collector is obligated under the Regulations to provide you with a brown bin and collection service and should contact you prior to the 1st July 2014 to offer this service to you.

How much will a brown bin cost me?

Waste collection services are privatised in Tipperary therefore every collector has a different pricing structure and collection frequency. You should contact your collector directly to ascertain the cost, if any. The waste collection market is highly competitive and householders can ‘shop around’ to find the most suitable service for themselves.

Are there any exemptions available for waste permits?

Yes. In certain circumstances the requirement to hold a waste collection permit may be exempted by ministerial regulation, subject to the collection being carried out in compliance with such requirements as are specified in the Regulations.

Why do I need a Waste Collection Permit?

Section 34 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, makes it an offence to collect waste without a waste collection permit.

How do I get a Waste Collection Permit?

You must apply to the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) for a waste collection permit.
From the 1st February 2012, all waste collection permits are issued by the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO), on behalf of all local authorities, under the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, as amended.
You are advised to engage in a pre-application consultation prior to lodging an application.

What are the contact details for the National Waste Collection Permit Office?

National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO), Offaly County Council, Ara an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
Tel. 057 - 935 7428. Email: nwcpo@offalycoco.ie
Please visit www.nwcpo.ie for more information.

What are the waste collection permit regulations?

The Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations, S.I. 820 of 2007 and Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations S.I. 87 of 2008, came in to effect on the 01st June 2008, set out the procedures for the making of waste collection permit applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to waste collection permit applications, and the grant, refusal and review of waste collection permits by local authorities.

Where can I get a copy of the waste collection permit regulations?

These regulations are available to view and download from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s website at: http://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/Environment/Waste/WasteManagement/
Please note these regulations are subject to amendment from time to time.

Where can I get a copy of the Collection Permit Regulations?

These regulations are available to view and download from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s website at: http://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/Environment/Waste/WasteManagement/
Please note these regulations are subject to amendment from time to time.

Who can collect waste from households?

Only authorised waste collection permit holders may collect waste from households. They must use vehicles that are pre-notified to the NWCPO, appropriately marked with their name and waste collection permit number, and, be authorised to collect each waste type, e.g. mixed municipal waste, brown bin waste, etc.

Does the Council collect waste from households?

No.

Can I change from my current household waste collector to another household waste collector?

Yes, provided the new waste collector holds an appropriate waste collection permit (i.e. they are authorised to collect the various household waste streams). A full list of Household Door to Door household waste collectors operating in County Tipperary is available on the National Waste Collection Permit Office web site at www.nwcpo.ie/PermitSearch.aspx .

Please note the Household Waste Collectors listed are those who made Annual Environmental Returns to NWCPO for North Tipperary & South Tipperary for waste collected during 2013.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) confirmed in their market research (conducted in November 2011) 3% of consumers switched waste provider in the previous twelve months (excluding those automatically transferred from Local Authority to a private operator).

Information on their respective collection routes and collection rates are available by contacting the waste collector directly.

How much does a waste collection service cost?

Information on permit holders respective collection routes and collection rates are available by contacting the waste collector directly.

I have a query about outstanding bin charges / How do I pay outstanding bin charges?

Contact the Council on at customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie or on 0761 06 5000.