Our inspections team is responsible for carrying out mandatory inspections for volatile organic compounds (VOC) utilisation, which are enforced in Ireland via government legislation. This legislation provides powers to develop mandatory best practice guidelines, which we use as the criteria for conducting inspections. There are a number of guidance documents that have been developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the mandatory inspection schemes. For more information, please visit: www.epa.ie.
If you require additional information or are unclear on the applicability of the legislation then contact us on 01 642 9300.
Certification Europe currently certifies companies to the CQAS 441 National Compost Quality Assurance Scheme. CQAS 441 is a quality management system, comprising of procedures, processes and standards which certifies the facility process that is producing compost using the Irish Standard I.S. 441 National Compost Quality Assurance Scheme specifications. A Compost Quality Assurance Mark gives confidence to consumers that your compost is produced and verified by a National third party certification body, Certification Europe. Please visit the CQAS 441 page for further information.
Waste Management Inspections
Waste Management Local Authority Inspections
We provide outsourced waste management and inspection services for Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council. The provision of this service is part of the continuing strategy by the Local Authorities to ensure that all waste arising in their area is collected, transported and disposed of in a legal manner. The team work closely with other the Local Authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency, An Garda Síochána, the Customs Service, waste contractors, the business community and the general public. The team assists in the enforcement of The Waste Management Act 1996 to 2013 and the Regulations made thereunder.
Waste Management National TFS Office (NTFSO) Inspections
We provide outsourced waste management and inspection services for the NTFSO, Dublin City Council which is the National Competent Authority for the Export, Transit and Import of Waste. The provision of this service is to ensure that all waste being exported, transiting or imported to the State is in accordance with the relevant Regulations and Guidelines. The team works closely with other Competent Authorities, Local Authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency, An Garda Síochána, the Customs Service, waste contractors, the business community and the general public. The team assists in the enforcement of the Transfrontier Shipment Regulations, Shipments of Hazardous Waste exclusively within Ireland Regulations, Regulation of Brokers and Dealers and all other associated Regulations.
Please visit the Waste Inspection and Enforcement page for further information.