Cork Appointed Lead Authority For Waste Enforcement

Cork-County-Council-ciwm-waste-enforcementCork County Council has been appointed as the Lead Authority for Waste Enforcement in the Southern Region, meaning it will now take on the responsibility of co-ordinating and overseeing the enforcement of waste regulation on behalf of all 10 local authorities.

The Southern Region extends from Counties Kerry and Clare on the west coast to County Wexford on the east coast, and includes the Counties of Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny and includes Cork City.

Cork County Council’s role is to ensure a “consistent and equitable approach is taken to providing a level playing field for all stakeholders in the industry”.

“In selecting Cork County Council to be the Lead Authority for enforcing waste regulation in the Southern Region, the Department of the Environment and other statutory bodies such as the EPA recognise the expertise and commitment that has been developed in our waste enforcement team over the last number of years” said Chief Executive Tim Lucey. “ I have no doubt the enforcement team will work effectively with other local authorities and statutory bodies to meet the challenges of the waste industry and deal with them in a pro active manner” he said.

Best Outcomes For Enforcement

Sharon Corcoran Director of Environmental Services welcomed the news that her team has been selected to fulfil this critical role. “The optimum structures will now be in place to deliver the best possible outcomes in terms of waste enforcement across the Southern Region, and I look forward to working with the enforcement team and the industry stakeholders in meeting the challenges that lie ahead” she said.

In addition, CIWM Journal Online understands that Donegal & Leitrim County Councils have jointly won the same competition for the Connacht / Ulster Region; and Dublin City Council for the Eastern & Midlands Region.

Government policy has, for a few years now, been moving towards the delivery of certain public services on a regional basis. The Regional Framework recognises these three regions – Southern, Connaught/Ulster and the East/Midlands.


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