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Environmental Data Exchange Network (EDEN)

EDEN is the EPA's online web portal for Local Authorities and licensees to communicate with the EPA on numerous applications.

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Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries

This page provides access to information to anyone who needs to find out about WEEE and batteries including why they are important and how they can be recycled. It also provides links to more detailed compliance guidance for producers, importers, distributors and retailers of EEE and batteries.

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Contaminated Land

The EPA’s publication associated reporting templates to provide assistance and information for individuals and organisations engaged in the management of contaminated land and groundwater at EPA licensed sites.

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Landfill Gate Fees

Landfill Gate Fees are the charges imposed by the operators of municipal landfills on waste accepted for disposal at their facilities.

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Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW)

Operators of each active landfill are required to report to the EPA, on a quarterly basis, the quantity of Municipal Solid Waste and BMW accepted at the landfill.

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Extractive Industries Register

Local authorities establish and maintain a register of extractive industries. Regulation 19(2) requires the EPA to prescribe the form and manner in which such information shall be entered and maintained in the register.

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Details for battery producers on how to comply with the batteries regulations, the different types of batteries, compliance by joining a compliance scheme, self-compliance and reporting to the EPA.

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Waste Battery Management Report Template 2020

A comprehensive template to assist battery producers

This template is used by self-complying battery producers to prepare their annual waste battery management report in compliance with the European Union (Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 283 of 2014). It is a macro-enabled template and should be completed by validly registered self-complying battery producers.

Latest News and Press Releases

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EPA calls for urgent measures to tackle packaging waste

Date released: September 12, 2022

The EPA has today published its latest figures on packaging waste in Ireland.

EPA calls for urgent action to address Ireland’s rising waste volumes and falling recycling rates

Date released: December 02, 2021

Waste generation in Ireland continues to rise while recycling rates are falling, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Waste Statistics Summary Report for 2019 (insert link), which publishes the most recent official data on waste generation and management in Ireland. The report reveals some worrying trends.

More packaging waste, falling recycling rates for plastic and a heavy reliance on export mean that Ireland is missing opportunities to foster a circular economy.

Date released: September 09, 2021

The EPA has today published its latest figures on packaging waste in Ireland. They indicate that Ireland generated over 1.1 million tonnes of packaging waste in 2019, up 11 per cent on 2018.