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:
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,
Tel. 057 935 7428.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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’.
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.