Municipal Solid Waste - Pre-treatment & Residuals Management - An EPA Technical Guidance document

Summary: The purpose of this document is to set out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard for minimum acceptable pre-treatment for Municipal Solid Waste accepted for landfilling or incineration at EPA licensed waste facilities.

Published: 2009

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Filesize: 768KB

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The purpose of this document is to set out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard for minimum acceptable pre-treatment for Municipal Solid Waste accepted for landfilling or incineration at EPA licensed waste facilities.  The guidance set out in this document is intended to assist the delivery of Ireland's obligations under the EU Waste Framework Directive (2006/12/EC), the EU Landfill Directive (1993/31/EC), and the EU IPPC Directive (96/61/EC), including national policy as articulated in the National Biodegradable Waste Strategy (DoEHLG, 2006).

The Guidance requires operators of landfills and incineration facilities to demonstrate via their waste acceptance policy (as established by licence conditions) that waste accepted at these facilities has been subjected to appropriate pre-treatment.

This guidance document is published following wide consultation with stakeholders and consideration of submissions received on the consultation document which was published in September 2008.  The submissions raised a number of issues and concerns which are reflected in the final guidance where appropriate.  View  Submissions  and Assessment of Submissions.