Enhanced Commercial Waste Regulations from July 1st 2023

July 2023

Enhanced Commercial Waste Regulations came into force on July 1st, 2023, introducing incentivised waste charging and other changes for waste collection to increase sustainability in the commercial sector.

Implications for business:

  • All waste collection companies will be required to provide a residual, mixed dry recyclable and bio waste bin to all their commercial customers.
  • Waste collection companies must ensure that all business customers are placed onto a price plan that ensures that the cost to the customer for mixed dry recyclable or bio-waste is less than the cost of disposal for municipal waste. The introduction of this measure should not result in higher waste collection charges for business customers.
  • All waste collected must be weighed, with details on the weights of the individual bins communicated to customers.
  • Waste collection companies will be required to at least collect the recyclable waste materials as specified on mywaste.ie.
  • Collection of recyclable waste and bio-waste must occur at least fortnightly.

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has signed new legislation to introduce incentivised charging for waste collection in the commercial sector. The Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023 came into effect on 1 July 2023.

A national campaign will commence in July 2023 and will initially focus on guidance from waste collectors to their businesses, followed later in the year on promoting further opportunities on what business can do.

For more visit: mywaste.ie/business/