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Waste Management Act 1996, as amended


Waste Management Act 1996, as amended

Notice under Section 18 (1) – to compile a “Persons availing of Waste Collection Service Register” and for the purpose of Galway City Council’s obligations as set out in Section 34(C) of the Waste Management Act, 1996 as amended.

In accordance with Section 34C of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, Galway City Council is required “to maintain a register of persons availing of a household waste collection service for the purpose of establishing compliance by original producers of waste and other waste holders”.  Authorised Waste Collectors are required to provide this information following a written request made by the Local Authority. 

 

In accordance with Section 18 (1) of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, a person engaged in the collection of waste is required to provide information relating to the activity to a Local Authority on service of a Notice in writing.

 

In conjunction with the Galway City Council’s Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-laws 2019, the “Persons availing of Waste Collection Service Register”, will strengthen the enforcement powers of the local authority to ensure all waste producers, householder and commercial, engage the services of an authorised waste collector and or provide alternate evidence of satisfactory treatment of their waste.

 

In accordance with Section 18 (1) and Section 34C(1) of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, Galway City Council has this week requested the following information for the purpose of maintaining a “Persons availing of Waste Collection Service Register” from the Waste Collectors operating in Galway City Council’s functional area. 

 

Full addresses including Eircode (if any), in the possession of the Waste Collector, of the premises in the Galway City Council functional area from which household and commercial kerbside waste are collected.
 

The Waste Collectors have 14 days to submit the information to Galway City Council.

The creation of the Register is the start of an intense investigation into waste management compliance in the City and will run for the next couple of years until accountability of all households/businesses has been achieved. 

 

For more information please contact Galway City Council’s Environment & Climate Change Department at 091-536400 or email environment@galwaycity.ie

 

 

 

Dermot Mahon                                                                                                                   

Acting Director of Services,                                                                                            

Housing, Environment & Climate Change,                                                          

Recreation & Amenity