Thursday, 17 February 2005
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Question 95: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the total weight of waste that his Department produces within its own offices in the last year for which figures are available; the breakdown of the weight produced by paper, glass, aluminium and steel cans, textiles, plastics, organic waste, electrical and electronic equipment, batteries, hazardous waste and mixed waste respectively; the percentage of weight in each category which is recycled; and the details of any contracts his Department has for this disposal, reduction or re-use of waste. [5426/05]
The statistics which the Deputy has sought for waste production by my Department are not available. Smart Waste Solutions dispose of IT type equipment for the Department, while Greenstar Limited, Onyx Ireland Limited and Information Security — Rehab recycling — dispose of our general and paper waste. It is proposed to extend a successful pilot paper recycling initiative operated by Onyx Ireland Limited in our Kildare Street building to our Davitt House and Earlsfort offices in 2005.