Waste Enforcement

Burning of Waste Regulations

The burning of waste is illegal and can pollute the air by releasing many harmful chemicals into it.

End of Life Vehicles (ELVs)

The European Union (End of Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 came into effect on 30 July 2014.

Food Waste Regulations

The Regulations require all major producers of food waste to place it in a dedicated bin and ensure it is not mixed with other waste. 

Packaging Regulations

The European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 promote the recovery of specified packaging waste.

Plastic Bag Levy

The plastic bag levy was first introduced on 4th March 2002 at the rate of 15 cent per bag.

Waste Battery Regulations

If not disposed of properly, batteries release dangerous heavy metals into the environment therefore they must be recycled correctly to avoid this happening.

Waste Collection Permits and Movement of Waste

Those intending to carry out waste collection activities in Cork City Council’s Functional area must apply for a waste collection permit.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Under the regulations European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014 certain obligations are placed on Retailers of WEEE.

Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration

Cork City Council is responsible for issuing waste facility permits and certificates of registration in the City Council area.

Waste Tyre Regulations

While waste tyres are not classified as hazardous they can cause environmental pollution if disposed of incorrectly or irresponsibly