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Hazardous waste

A system of consignment notes (C1 Forms) are used to track and monitor the movement of hazardous waste within the State. C1 Forms must be completed for every consignment of hazardous waste other than the movement of waste within the premises where it is produced, stored, treated or deposited.


Mercury Regulations

The European Union (Mercury) Regulations (S.I. No. 533 of 2018) provide for the enforcement of the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2017/852.

Due to the wide-ranging nature of the said Mercury Regulations, they are enforced by a number of bodies including The Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Revenue Commissioners, the Dental Council of Ireland and Local Authorities.

Local Authorities are the Competent Authority appointed for monitoring compliance requirements for dental facilities and handling of amalgam waste under Regulation 4.(1) and 4.(2) of S.I. No. 533 of 2018.

4.(1) Each local authority shall monitor compliance by operators of dental facilities situated within its functional area with the obligation in Article 10(4).

4.(2) Each local authority shall monitor compliance by dental practitioners situated within its functional area with the obligations in Article 10(6).

The Dental Council of Ireland has drawn up a Code of Practice booklet for the Dentistry Profession which can be accessed here.

Please find below declaration for completion by the Dentistry Profession which, upon completion, is to be submitted by email to MercuryRegulations@westmeathcoco.ie or may be submitted by post to the
Environment Department, Westmeath County Council, Mount St. Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 FH4N.

All Mercury waste is to be disposed of by using the services of an authorised waste collector.

A public search facility is available here on the National Waste Collection Permit Office using EWC 06 04 04. Please ensure to retain all documentation on file for inspection purposes.

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Dental Surgery Self Declaration Mercury Regulations  (word)