Guide

Introduction to waste management

Introduction

Waste is anything your business intends to discard, or handles or produces and is not wanted or required.

Disposing of waste can have a significant impact on the environment in Northern Ireland. Producing excessive amounts of waste is often a sign that your business processes may be inefficient. It is in your interests to identify ways of reducing the amount of waste your business generates.

The amount and type of waste you produce will depend largely on the type of business you operate. For example, manufacturing businesses tend to produce more waste than those in service industries.

This guide is a good first step to understand your waste responsibilities. It will provide you with details of further advice and support to help you comply with waste regulations in Northern Ireland.