Waste Facilities Levy

Current issues

CEWEP Ireland makes a submission to the Draft Environment Bill.

This is CEWEP Ireland’s response to the Draft Environment Bill, which aims to:

  • Set new objectives for waste levies relating to waste prevention, recovery and disposal
  • Apply a maximum levy rate and a maximum annual levy increment to all levy types
  • Introduce a new levy targeting incineration

In general, CEWEP Ireland considers that modifications must be made to the draft Bill before it can comply with key EU Directives.

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Letter from CEWEP Ireland regarding Waste Facility Levies

Further comments regarding recommendations in the International Waste Policy Review sent to the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government 2010

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CEWEP Ireland makes a submission to the Regulatory Impact Assessment of a Waste Facilities Levy

At the end of August the Minister for the Environment signalled his intention to introduce new market based legislation by advertising for submissions to a Regulatory Impact Assessment of a Waste Facilities Levy. CEWEP has submitted a comprehensive paper outlining the Confederation’s concerns about the impact such a range of levies would have on the future Waste-to-Energy sector in Ireland. Levies such as those proposed should be based on all of the necessary economic and environmental, energy and climate change data in order to change behaviour in line with the waste hierarchy. CEWEP Ireland welcomes the proposal to increase the landfill levy. However, the Confederation believes the introduction of levies at this time on waste facilities other than landfill, with differential levies on the output from those facilities, is premature, unjustified and likely to distort competition. It is also likely to dis-incentivise the very thing that is required: investment in alternative waste management facilities to treat residual waste.

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