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Department of the Environment (DOE)

Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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The DOE is responsible for the drafting of legislation on waste, the implementation of waste management policy and the promotion of a more sustainable approach to dealing with waste in Northern Ireland.

The Waste Unit within the Environmental Policy Division works with various bodies in particular with our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to develop and implement a wide range of government policies in Northern Ireland.

For further information on the activities and responsibilities of the Waste Unit, please click on the links below:

You can also find the Department's guidance on various waste related issues on the Waste Guidance page.

You can also access information on the NIEA Waste homepage and the Rethink Waste website.

Useful Links

Northern Ireland Environment AgencyOpens in a new window.

Waste Guidance

NIEA Waste homepageOpens in a new window.

Rethink Waste websiteOpens in a new window.

Further Information