Larne Area Plan 2010
Utilities: Waste Disposal
The management of waste is an essential community service. At present the predominant method of dealing with waste materials arising within the Borough is to dispose of them by landfilling however the lifespan of existing facilities is limited. New arrangements which may include facilities for recycling and recovery as well as the actual disposal of waste by landfilling or other means will require to be made within the timescale of the Plan.
It is not the purpose of this Plan to prescribe either the preferred methods of dealing with waste materials or specific sites for new facilities. These are matters to be determined by the producers or holders of waste in the context of land use planning policies and of future waste management policy in Northern Ireland. Future waste management policy will be informed and guided by the United Kingdom Strategy on Sustainable Development published in 1994 and a new Waste Management Strategy which is expected to be introduced in 1998/99 to ensure that Northern Ireland has legislative parity with the rest of the United Kingdom and to meet EC Directive requirements.
Larne Borough Council will continue to have a statutory responsibility for the collection of waste and will produce a Waste Management Strategy.