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Title: Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009


1
Waste Management (Food
Waste) Regulations 2009
  • S.I. No. 566 of 2009
  • Margaret Murphy, RWMO, 29th June 2010

2
Outline of Talk
  • Background
  • The Food Waste Regulations
  • The role of General Businesses
  • The role of Local Authorities
  • The role of Waste Collectors
  • Summary

3
National Policy Targets
  • Waste Hierarchy
  • Diversion from Landfill
  • Biodegradable Waste Strategy

4
Waste Management ( Food Waste) Regulations 2009
  • Source separation of food waste by commercial
    producers
  • Catering, General Manufacturing, Offices
  • Any business that serves food on the premises
    e.g. serving or heating food for staff
  • Most businesses are obligated - some exceptions

5
Requirement to segregate Food Waste
  • Businesses that must segregate food waste from
    1st July 2010
  • Reduce waste where possible
  • Segregate at source
  • Keep separate from packaging
  • Some packaged goods e.g. cans of food may be
    collected intact for recovery at an approved
    facility
  • Present waste in accordance with By Laws

6
Food Waste Catering Waste
  • Catering waste all waste food including used
    cooking oil originating in restaurants, catering
    facilities and kitchens, including central
    kitchens and household kitchens
  • i.e. materials left over from food preparation,
    peelings, plate scrapings, sandwich leftovers,
    etc.

7
Former Foodstuffs
  • Definition as under the Animal By Products Regs
  • e.g. packaged foods containing animal products
    that wont be sold e.g. shelf life expired,
    damaged goods, such as from food retail
  • The Food Waste Regs also cover food wastes not
    containing animal products

8
Butchers Waste
  • Must be sent to a Rendering Plant for treatment
    in accordance with Animal By Products Regulations
  • i.e. all meat generated at a butchers counter.
  • All pre-packed meat which goes to waste is
    classed as Former Foodstuff

9
All Businesses must comply except for the
following
  • Businesses that do not prepare or serve food
  • If they use just a microwave they must comply
  • Temporary exemption until July 2011 for those
    producing less than 50kg/week must apply for
    this to their local authority!
  • Food manufacturing
  • Special food wastes, e.g. from international
    flights special disposal under ABP Regs

10
Businesses Obligated within the Food Waste Regs
  • Premises used for supply of hot food for
    consumption both on and off the premises
  • Pubs where food is supplied that has been
    prepared in a kitchen / catering facility

11
Businesses Obligated within the Food Waste Regs
contd
  • Premises where food is supplied to employees
    commercial, industrial, trade, offices
  • Hotels, Hostels, Guesthouses with more than four
    bedrooms
  • Supermarkets / shops serving food ( including
    sandwich deli counters)
  • Restaurants Cafes, Wine bars, where food is
    prepared on the premises

12
Businesses Obligated within the Food Waste Regs
contd
  • Hospitals, nursing homes
  • Primary Secondary Schools, 3rd level colleges
    e.g. UL, LIT, Colleges of Further Education

13
Businesses Obligated within the Food Waste Regs
contd
  • State buildings where food is prepared on the
    premises
  • County City Council Offices
  • Garda Stations / Army Barracks
  • Tax office
  • Prisons
  • Shannon Development
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • FAS Centres

14
Businesses Obligated within the Food Waste Regs
contd
  • Construction site Canteens where the project
    exceeds 9 months
  • Airports
  • Train Stations
  • Marinas

15
Waste Collection
  • As part of a standard municipal waste collection
    service, the collector must provide separate
    commercial food waste collection
  • Do not re-mix

16
Waste Collection
  • Direct to recovery (divert from landfill)
  • To an Authorised Treatment Process at an
    Authorised Facility
  • Comply with other Regs, e.g.
  • Animal By Products Regs, Packaging Regs
  • www.agriculture.gov.ie

17
Waste Collection
  • Comply with conditions of WCP
  • Take waste to approved facility

Authorised Facility / Treatment
Recovery e.g. Compost, Biogas.
18
Approved Treatment / Approved Facility
  • Must always be in accordance with Animal
    By-Products Legislation
  • - ref. Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries Food.
  • http//www.agriculture.gov.ie/

19
Authorised Treatment Process
  • (a) Processing, transformation or use as raw
    material in an authorised facility, other than
    incineration, which
  • produces a stabilised output
  • will not lead to overall adverse environmental
    or human heath impacts
  • (b) Where the Agency certifies that adequate
    processing facilities in (a) are not available,
    treatment in other authorised facilities

20
Authorised Facility
  • A facility that is authorised for the treatment
    of waste in accordance with
  • Section 39 of Waste Management Act or
  • Section 82 of EPA Act
  • for the acceptance of food waste
  • (permit / licence)
  • Planning requirements as appropriate
  • Compliance as appropriate with SI 252 of 2008 (
    Animal By Products)

21
The Role of Local Authorities
  • Be sure ones own house is in order
  • - Council Offices must comply too!
  • Provide advice and information to waste
    collectors, businesses, general public
  • Processing of permits,
  • Enforcement By-laws, audits, warnings, court
  • Report Statistics to the EPA

22
Benefits of Food Waste Segregation Recovery
  • Reduction of environmental impact
  • Diversion from Landfill
  • Beneficial use of the waste material
  • Cost savings for businesses
  • Improved housekeeping for businesses
  • Business potential in food waste collection and
    recovery

23
Summary Food Waste Regulations 2009
  • Source separation of food waste by 1st July 2010
    by commercial producers
  • Catering, General Manufacturing, Offices
  • Any business that serves food on the premises
    e.g. serving or heating food for staff
  • Most businesses are obligated - some exceptions
  • Compliance with relevant Regs e.g. ABP

24
  • Thank You!
  • Margaret Murphy
  • Limerick Clare Kerry
  • Regional Waste Management Office
  • NB This presentation is not intended as a
    definitive guide please contact original
    legislation for a full and legal interpretation
    of requirements.
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