Dáil Éireann - Volume 470 - 30 October, 1996

Written Answers. - Waste Collection Regulations.

138. Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for the Environment when he will introduce regulations under the Waste Management Act, 1996, to enable local authorities to issue permits to private refuse collectors in relation to regularising the situation between licensed and unlicensed private refuse collections and also enabling local authorities to take action against unlicensed refuse collectors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19818/96]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): It is my intention to make regulations in the near future to implement the waste collection permit system provided for in section 34 of the Waste Management Act, 1996.