Waste Management Act 1996

Short title and commencement.


1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Waste Management Act, 1996.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister under this section, may be fixed therefor either generally or with reference to a particular purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions:

Provided that if immediately before the expiration of the period of 2 years from the date of passing of this Act, this Act has not been commenced by an order under this section or any provision or provisions thereof remains or remain to be commenced by such an order (including as respects a particular purpose), this Act or the said provision or provisions shall come into operation (or, in the case of such provision or provisions that remains or remain to be commenced for a particular purpose, shall come into operation for that purpose) upon the expiration of the said period.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.1996) by Waste Management Act, 1996 (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 192 of 1996).

2. The Waste Management Act, 1996 (other than sections 6 (2), 32 (2), 57 and 58) shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1996.