Evaluation of the Joint Waste Management Plan SE 2006-2011
The Evaluation of the Joint Waste Management Plan for the South East Region 2006-2011 has been completed. The following is the current position in respect of same:
The current Joint Waste Management Plan for the South East Region was made on 01-02 June 2006. The European Communities (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 require the Plan to be evaluated by 31 December 2012 and, consequent on the evaluation, to be revised to be brought into line with the requirements of the Waste Directive 2008.
The current Plan will remain in force until such revision, by review or replacement, has been completed.
The principal objectives of the evaluation have been to:
(a) review the regulatory regime in respect of waste management;
(b) review waste data and infrastructure in the South East Waste Management Region;
(c) review the policy objectives and targets as set out in the current Plan; and
(d) on foot of the above, make a recommendation to review or replace the Plan.
The evaluation process involved the following:
(a) consider the impact of waste legislation enacted during the life of the current Plan, whether at European or national level;
(b) take cognisance of the national waste management policy document A Resource Opportunity: Waste Management Policy in Ireland, published by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on 25 July 2012;
(c) review the generation of waste in the region during the life of the Plan;
(d) assess the provision of waste infrastructure in the region during the life of the Plan; and
(e) assess the implementation of the policy objectives and targets in the Plan and indicate any barriers which militated against their achievement.
The key findings from the evaluation process have focused on the following:
(a) the impact of the Waste Directive 2008;
(b) the introduction of new policy objectives in the waste management policy document A Resource Opportunity: Waste Management Policy in Ireland;
(c) a review of the policy objectives of the Plan in relation to:
- waste prevention and minimisation;
- waste collection challenges;
- waste reuse and recycling; and
- waste infrastructure.
Conclusion and Recommendation:
Having regard to:
- the new policy objectives as required by the Waste Directive 2008;
- the nature and extent of waste management legislation enacted during the life of the current Plan;
- the significant changes which have occurred in the waste market;
- the changing role of local authorities; and
- the reduction in the number of waste management regions as envisaged in the national waste management policy document
A Resource Opportunity: Waste Management Policy in Ireland, it was recommended, on foot of the evaluation, that the Joint Waste Management Plan for the South East Region 2006-2011 be replaced.
By Manager’s Order, dated 29 November 2012, each County/ City Manager in the South East Waste Management Region made an order that the existing Joint Waste Management Plan for the South East Region 2006-2011 be replaced with a new waste management plan, to be prepared once the arrangement of the new waste management regions has been agreed and that the findings of the evaluation report are to be considered in the preparation of the new waste management plan.
A copy of the evaluation report is attached.
Further information is available from:
Mr. Denis Holland,
South Tipperary County Council,
Aras an Chontae,