Waste Facility Permits

Waste Disposal and Recovery Activities

If you engage in certain waste disposal or recovery activities, it is a legal requirement that you have a waste licence or waste facility permit or certificate of registration.

If you operate an illegal waste business, you could be prosecuted and face fines of up to €5,000 and/or 12 months in prison on conviction.

Do I need a Waste Licence, Waste Facility Permit, or Certificate of Registration?

For further information, please visit the EPA website

Typical waste activities that need to operate under a Waste Facility Permit or Certificate of Registration include:

  • Car breaking/dismantling
  • Infill sites for soil & stone wastes
  • Recycling or Recovery of waste plastics/tyres/waste electrical equipment/scrap metal

View further information on Classes of waste activity that need authorisation

The Environmental Protection Agency deals with waste licence queries and applications. For more information, see www.epa.ie/licensing/waste

Cavan County Council deals with applications for waste facility permits and certificates of registration under the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations, S.I. No. 821 of 2007 (as amended).

View a list of facilities in County Cavan which operate under a Waste Facility Permit or Certificate of Registration

By-product Notifications & Guidance (Regulation 27 of SI No. 126 of 2011)

Notifications are processed by the EPA. For further information, please visit https://www.epa.ie/our-services/licensing/waste/by-products-regulation-27/

Pre-Application Consultations

Prior to making an application for a Waste Facility Permit or Certificate of Registration, it is recommended that you undertake a consultation or obtain advice from the Waste Management Section. This can be arranged by emailing waste@cavancoco.ie

Application Forms

Planning Requirements

Before making your application to Cavan County Council, you should check with the Planning Department if you need to obtain planning permission for the waste activity or if the activity is exempt.

Contact Information

Waste Management Section
Cavan County Council
Farnham Street
H12 R6V2

Phone: 049 437 8300

Email: waste@cavancoco.ie

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