The role of the EMWRO

As the Eastern Midlands Waste Regional Office (EMWRO), we are responsible for the implementation of the region’s Waste Management Plan. This plan is underpinned by National and European waste legislation and our work will ensure the continued management of waste in a safe and sustainable manner. The EMWRO is managed by Dublin City Council, as the lead authority for the waste region.

Our role includes the following:

  • Providing education and advice to households and communities to empower them to reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Working hand-in-hand with local authorities to achieve waste prevention and resource efficiency targets
  • Working with business to rethink their approach to waste management, by viewing our waste as valuable material resources
  • Partnering with a range of stakeholders including local authorities, government bodies, waste industry operators, environmental organisations, reuse organisations, research institutions and so on, to research and devise sustainable solutions for specific waste streams

Our activities fall under the following categories

Waste Prevention

The EMWRO and the local authorities in the region run a range of environmental education and awareness programmes. These programmes are designed to encourage and empower households and communities to minimise waste, reuse materials and recycle. They also link in with other environmental awareness programmes such as Green Schools, Green Campus, Green Communities and Stop Food Waste.

Resource Efficiency

The EMWRO and the local authorities in the region work with businesses of all sizes helping them manage their waste in a manner that saves them money and resources while at the same time achieving greater sustainability. In this area, the EMWRO links in with other national programmes, such as the EPA Be Green programmes and industrial symbiosis projects such as the SMILE Resource Exchange.

Technical Expertise

The EMWRO provides valuable technical expertise on Waste Infrastructure and on Priority Waste Streams, particularly hazardous waste, toxic waste and other waste streams that are particularly problematic to dispose of or require specialist handling.

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