Waste Management Act, 1996

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CitationIR No. 10/1996


Number 10 of 1996


WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT 1996

REVISED

Updated to 9 February 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Waste Management Act 1996. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Act 2022 (1/2022), enacted 4 March 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 51 of 2022), made 9 February 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 10 of 1996


WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT 1996

REVISED

Updated to 9 February 2022


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2011: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one (Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011), s. 1(3)). The Acts in this group are:

Waste Management Act 1996 (10/1996)

Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 (36/2001), other than s. 14

Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (27/2003), Part 3

Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 290 of 2005), Part 5

Waste Management (Environmental Levy) (Plastic Bag) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 62 of 2007

Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 113 of 2008)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 168 of 2008)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 20/2011), Part 4

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (29/2015)

Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (32/2013)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (20/2011)

Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010)

Protection of the Environment Act 2003 (27/2003)

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Performance of Certain Functions) Act 2002 (24/2002)

Courts and Court Officers Act 2002 (15/2002)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001)

Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 (36/2001)

Planning and Development Act 2000 (30/2000)

National Beef Assurance Scheme Act 2000 (2/2000)

Litter Pollution Act 1997 (12/1997)

All Acts up to and including Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Act 2022 (1/2022), enacted 4 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 51 of 2022)

Separate Collection (Deposit Return Scheme) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 599 of 2021)

European Union (Single Use Plastics) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 516 of 2021)

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 738 of 2020)

European Union (Waste Directive) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 323 of 2020)

European Union (Waste Management) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 130 of 2020)

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 684 of 2019)

Waste Management (Facility Permit And Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 250 of 2019)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 182 of 2019)

European Union (Properties of Waste which Render it Hazardous) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 383 of 2018)

Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 96 of 2018)

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 599 of 2017)

Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 598 of 2017)

Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 400 of 2017)

Waste Management (Farm Plastics) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 396 of 2017)

Climate Action and Environment (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 393 of 2016)

Waste Management (Fixed Payment Notice) (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 373 of 2016)

European Union (Waste Directive) (Recovery Operations) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 372 of 2016)

Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment)(No.2) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 346 of 2016)

Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 24 of 2016)

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 538 of 2015)

European Union (Properties of Waste which Render it Hazardous) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 233 of 2015)

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 198 of 2015)

Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 197 of 2015)

Waste Management (Food Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 190 of 2015)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 189 of 2015)

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 546 of 2014)

European Union (Access to Review of Decisions for Certain Bodies or Organisations promoting Environmental Protection) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 352 of 2014)

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 320 of 2014)

European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 283 of 2014)

European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 282 of 2014)

European Union (End-of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 281 of 2014)

European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 149 of 2014)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 505 of 2013)

Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 504 of 2013)

Environmental Protection Agency (Integrated Pollution Control) (Licensing) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 283 of 2013)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 194 of 2013)

European Union (Industrial Emissions) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 138 of 2013)

European Communities (Metallic Mercury Waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 72 of 2013)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Waste) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 283 of 2012)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 221 of 2012)

European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011)

European Union (Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 473 of 2011)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 434 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

European Communities (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 355 of 2011)

European Communities (Waste Directive) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 323 of 2011)

European Communities (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 126 of 2011)

Waste Management (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 350 of 2010)

Waste Management (Waste Electical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 143 of 2010)

Waste Management (End-of-Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 142 of 2010)

Waste Management (Registration of Sewage Sludge Facility) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 32 of 2010)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 31 of 2010)

Waste Management (Landfill Levy) Order 2010 (S.I. No....

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