Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is the largest waste stream in Ireland. Some of this waste can contain hazardous materials. The correct classification of C&D waste is the foundation for ensuring that its characterisation, storage, collection, transportation, and treatment / disposal is carried out in a manner that provides protection for the environment and human health, and in compliance with legal requirements. Identifying and separating hazardous waste also allows the remaining non-hazardous waste to be more safely and effectively recycled, which contributes to more circular management of resources. To this end, the EPA has published guidance which will assist with the identification, characterisation, and proper management of hazardous materials in C&D waste within Ireland. The guidance is one of a series of actions under the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.
This best-practice guide has been developed in response to a recommendation in The National Hazardous Waste Management Plan (NWHMP) - to produce best-practice guide for handling asbestos waste; and identify options for collection of asbestos and asbestos contaminated wastes.
This report presents the progress of the recommended actions outlined in the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan. While many of the recommended actions have been advanced, a stronger focus is needed in the areas of hazardous waste prevention and the development of waste management infrastructure necessary for Ireland to become more self-sufficient in treatment and management of its hazardous waste.
This guidance will assist the network of Civic Amenity sites in Ireland to accept a larger range of household hazardous waste types while at the same time assisting to identify, assess and manage the environmental, health and safety risks associated.
This document provides Local Authorities guidance on the first steps to be taken on discovery of PCB-contaminated land.
The EPA, Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), 10 local authorities, WEEE Ireland, European Recycling Platform (ERP), and RILTA Environmental Ltd collaborated in 2014 in a joint initiative to facilitate the collection, recover and disposal of hazardous waste from farms.
The reports below are supporting documentation to the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan 2014 - 2020.
The EPA in collaboration with the Pesticide Control Division of DAFM, Teagasc, six local authorities, Rilta Environmental Limited (a hazardous waste contractor), WEEE Ireland and the European Recycling Platform, delivered a pilot project to determine the nature and extent of on-farm stockpiling of hazardous waste. The project entailed the operation of six bring-centres for farm hazardous waste in November 2013.
This revised National Hazardous Waste Management Plan sets out the priorities to be pursued over the next number of years to continually improve the management of Ireland's hazardous waste.
This Environmental Report accompanies the Proposed National Hazardous Waste Management Plan 2008-2012 and is available for public consultation from 7th November 2007 to 31st January 2008
A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was carried out on the Plan during its preparation.
In 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency commissioned SKM Enviros to explore the technical and economic aspects of developing a National Difficult Waste Facility (NaDWaF), the principal component of which would be a hazardous waste landfill. Aspects of co-location with other waste infrastructure, as well as site selection criteria, are also considered
Economic Study of Solvent Recycling and Treatment, December 2012
In 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency commissioned the Clean Technology Centre to explore the economic aspects of solvent treatment in ireland in line with the recommendations of the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.
This interim report reviews the Plan and SEA objectives and identifies progress made in implementing its recommendations since its publication in 2008 up to mid-2011
This booklet contains tips and advice for householders on the correct use and disposal of everyday hazardous products. The information in this guide was prepared by the Regional Waste Management Office (RWMO) for Limerick, Clare and Kerry, working on waste prevention by participating in the Local Authority Prevention Network and working in partnership with the region's local authorities.
The National Hazardous Waste Management Plan is prepared and published by the Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with section 26 of the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2008. The first Plan, originally published in 2001, will be replaced by this Plan, published in 2008.