Policy options for a Recycling Bill

Consultation opened on 03 May 2013. Closing date 02 September 2013.


Proposals on policy options for a Recycling Bill that will contain powers to introduce a statutory recycling target for local authority collected municipal waste.


Consultation description

The Department of the Environment is seeking views to outline the Minister’s proposal for a 60% statutory recycling rate to be achieved by 2020 and to invite views on the remaining key policy issues that must be resolved prior to the progression of a draft Bill.

The Department proposes that the draft Bill will contain broad enabling powers for the regime (i.e. the power to set the level of the target, the power to specify to whom the target will apply etc), with the subordinate legislation providing the detail of the regime for the 60% statutory recycling target. There will be a second consultation in due course on the supporting detailed policy and regulations, underpinned by evidence compiled independently for the Department.


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