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Waste Management Policy

​​Ireland's waste management policy is based on the EU waste hierarchy and includes a range of measures across all 5 tiers namely, prevention and minimisation, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.

The policy is set out in detail in A Resource Opportunity, which provides a roadmap on how Ireland will reduce its dependency on landfill, by putting in place appropriate measures and approaches to reduce waste, while at the same time making the most of opportunities to recover resources from waste.