Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration

Waste Facility Permit and Certificate of Registration

The Waste Management Facility Permit and Registration Regulations 2007 (as amended) and Waste Management Facility Permit Regulations 2008 (as amended) came in to effect on the 1st June 2008.

Cork City Council is responsible for issuing Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration in the City Council area, while the EPA is responsible for issuing a Waste Licence. 

The type of authorisation required depends on factors such as the tonnage of waste to be handled at facility and the waste types to be processed.

Cork City Council cannot tell an applicant what level of authorisation and class of waste activity(s) that a particular applicant requires. Therefore, if an applicant is unable to interpret the relevant regulations, it is strongly advisable that the applicant retain the services of a suitably qualified person to assist in the application process.

It is important to note that a person/company must secure an appropriate waste authorisation in advance of commencing a waste activity, as failure to comply with the Waste Management Act 1996, is an offence and therefore subject to legal action, potential fines and possible other enforcement actions, resulting in considerable expenses incurred by the landowner and/or operator.

Click on the link for a copy of the latest Waste Facility Permit/Certificate of Registration Application Form:

Waste Facility Permit/ Certificate of Registration Application Form (776KB)

Contact Waste Enforcement Section at:

Phone: 021-4924739 

Email: wasteenforcement@corkcity.ie


The Regulations may be viewed through the following links:

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007

Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

A Guidance Manual on the implementation of the Regulations has been prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is available to view and download from the EPA website:

EPA Guidance Manual - Waste Facility Permit Regulations

Waste Facility Permits Register

A database of all Waste Management Permits currently active in Cork City is maintained by the Environmental Services Department.

Current Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration issued by South Dublin County Council can be viewed at facilityregister.nwcpo.ie

Permit/Certificate holders must submit an Annual Environmental Report to the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) before the 28th February each year.

The National Waste Collection Permit Office can be contacted at;

Offaly County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Charleville Road,
Co. Offaly.

Tel: 057-9357428
Email: contactus@nwcpo.ie
Web: www.nwcpo.ie