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Are there consequences of not packaging waste properly?

Yes. Each local authority is responsible for the enforcement of these Regulations. A person guilty of an offence under Sections 18, 28, 29, 32, 34, 36 or 39 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.