Last week I reviewed the commencement of the Circular Economy Act highlighting changes to primary legislation including the Waste Management Act and the Litter Pollution Act. With so much now being commenced it’s easier to see what has not been commenced. There are 13 sections of the Act of 2022 that are yet to be fully commenced. These represent things that are still not ready to be brought into day-to-day waste management and these changes are likely to happen in the second-half of 2023. Here is the To Do List for the Act – things that still need to happen this year.
- S7 Circular Economy Strategy
- S10 Circular Economy Programme
- S15 National Food Waste Prevention Strategy
- S18 Amendments to section 10A new fixed payment notices for producer responsibility schemes including tyres
- S19 Amendments to section 10B news fixed payment notices for offences under S32, S34 and S39
- S20 Use of CCTV under the Waste Management Act
- S21 Use of mobile CCTV under the Waste Management Act
- S23 Admissibility of CCTV evidence in court under the Waste Management Act
- S26 Part of this section requiring waste collection permit subcontractors to have their own permits S34 (10B)
- S32 Use of CCTV under the Litter Pollution Act
- S34 Admissibility of CCTV evidence in court under the Litter Pollution Act
- S35 Administrative provisions
- S36 Increases in the litter fine to €250
Keep an eye out on the Irish Statute Book for further commencement orders that are due this year. If you would like more detail join one of our legislation courses which are happening now in September. We have created a new versionof the Waste Management Act that contains all these changes even thouse that are yet to be commenced. To find out what all of this means for our waste management system. Click here for further details.