Controlled wastes, by definition, include all liquid waste, and any wastes that cannot be disposed of at a Class I, II or III landfill site. Controlled wastes also include asbestos, clinical or related waste, tyres and waste that has been immobilised or encapsulated.
The Department of Environment regulates the transportation of controlled wastes that may cause environmental or health risks. It does so through the application of the Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004. The Regulations provide for the licensing of carriers, drivers and vehicles involved in the transportation of controlled wastes on public roads.
For more information on the role of the Department of Environment, including guidelines, and access to the Controlled Waste Tracking System, please visit the controlled waste section of the Department of Environment Web site.