Thursday, 17 February 2005
Department of Defence
Question 164: To ask the Minister for Defence the total weight of waste that his Department produced 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. [5432/05]
The information sought by the Deputy is as follows: Department's headquarters, Parkgate, Dublin: waste is collected by a private waste disposal company which separates and recycles waste matter where possible. However, the company does not return any figures to my Department for the weight of the waste disposed of; Department's offices, Glasnevin: waste is collected by Dublin City Council; Department's offices, Galway: waste is collected by a private waste disposal company. The total weight of waste collected in 2004 was 21.25 tonnes. From time to time other contracts have been placed for the recycling of obsolete electronic equipment and shredded waste paper.