2021 Evaluation of the Regional Waste Management Plans

Waste management planning is the responsibility of the local authorities under Part II of the Waste Management Act 1996 and in June 2013, the three waste management regions of Connacht-Ulster, Southern, and Eastern-Midlands were established.  In May 2015, each of the three regions published a Regional Waste Management Plan (RWMP) to cover the period 2015 to 2021.

A series of objectives, policies and actions in the RWMP set the framework for the prevention and management of wastes in a safe and sustainable manner in each region. These are administered by three Regional Waste Management Planning Offices (RWMPO).

The purpose of this report is to provide an evaluation of the progress achieved under the three RWMPs to meet the requirements of Section 22(2)(d) of the Waste Management Act and to provide a recommendation to review or replace the current plans. The findings of the evaluation process concludes that the current regional waste plans are to be replaced with a single national plan for the purposes of waste management.


To view the report, please click on the pdf link below.

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