Environmental Issues

Waste Management Plan (Regional)

Waste Management

‎For the purposes of waste management planning, Ireland is now divided into three regions: Eastern-Midlands, Southern & Connacht-Ulster. The Eastern-Midlands Region includes the local authorities: Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, South Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Laois, Longford, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath and Wicklow.

The Eastern-Midlands Region (EMR) Waste Management Plan 2015-2021 provides a framework for the prevention and management of waste in a sustainable manner in Fingal and the other local authority areas. Following a public consultation stage, the final Regional Waste Management Plan was made on 12th May 2015.

The three key objectives of the Eastern-Midlands Region Waste Management Plan are:

  • Prevent  waste: a reduction of one per cent per annum in the amount of household waste generated over the period of the plan;
  • More recycling: increase the recycle rate of domestic and commercial waste from 40 to 50 per cent by 2020;
  • Further reduce landfill: eliminate all unprocessed waste going to landfill from 2016.

The plan’s implementation will be led by the new Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Office based in Dublin City Council.

The Plan can be accessed  here : Eastern Midland Region Waste Management Plan - Final Draft

Eastern-Midlands Waste Region Annual Report 2015/16

EMR Waste Plan Annual Report Final

 Further information on the Plan can be found on www.emwr.ie .  

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