Projects

Review and Update of the Methodologies used for the Characterisation of Municipal Waste

CTC (in partnership with RPS Group) has been commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a review and update of the methodologies used for the characterisation of municipal waste (household and non-household) in Ireland.

This project assessed the current methodologies in place, to ensure that they are up to date and reflect best practice. These will be then used to carry out future waste characterisation studies as required by EU Legislation. Ultimately the information in the report will assist the EPA to generate accurate data on municipal solid waste for future National Waste Reports.

This work follows on from previous CTC studies over the years, including Characterisation of non-household municipal waste in Ireland and the development of an approach to tracking municipal waste composition (2000 ERTDI study); Procedure for the Identification of the Hazardous Components of Waste (2000 ERDTI study); Municipal waste characterisation survey (2004); National Characterisation of the Municipal Waste Streams in Ireland (2008, with RPS).

 

Key details

Project Name

Review and Update of the Methodologies used for the Characterisation of Municipal Waste

Client

Environmental Protection Agency

Location

Ireland

Timeline

2014-2015

Main features

Study to Review and Update the Methodologies used for the Characterisation of Municipal Waste (household and non-household) in Ireland.

Contact Details

Senior Environmental Consultant
Colum Gibson
Senior Environmental Consultant
Colum is a Senior Environmental Consultant and programme manager with a PhD in Physical Chemistry. He is an IEMA Auditor and has worked with CTC for almost 20 years. Colum has extensive experience working with industry, the waste sector, local authorities, communities and national agencies. He has worked on a broad range of topics, including energy efficiency, environmental indicators, waste management and prevention, water and energy assessments, zero emissions and waste, environmental management systems, creative thinking, innovation and sustainable community development.