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Date Last Updated: 24-08-2023

Survey Name:

Waste Generation Survey

Survey purpose:

This Survey collects detailed information on the type and amount of waste generated by enterprises in order to meet EU and national needs for these statistics.

Legislative Basis National:

Statutory Instrument No 394/2023

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 2150/2002 on EU waste statistics



Statistical Population:

Enterprises in NACE Rev 2 Sectors A-U.

Sampling Frame:

Business Register

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Enterprises in NACE Rev 2 Sectors A-U.

Survey Size:

Approximately 6,000

Principal Variables:

For each type of waste generated by the enterprise, a detailed (six-digit) classification is provided by the respondent. The weight in tonnes and a brief text description of each waste stream are also collected. Information on how the waste was treated (e.g. on-site or collected by a waste operator) is also provided.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat and EPA.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Environment Statistics

Contact Person:

Lána Salmon

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Alan Cahill, David O'Connell

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000