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Waste Management Industry





According to the Waste Regulations published by Legal Notice 184 of 2011 and as subsequently amended by the Waste (Amendment) regulations as published by Legal Notice 441 of 2011, any facility carrying out any waste management operations should be permitted by MEPA.

To date a number of installations have applied for, and have been issued with, a Waste Management Permit or an Environmental Permit.

The scope of such permits is to make sure that certain environmental standards are maintained during the operations of these facilities. The permitted facilities are encouraged to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. Facilities are also required to report the amount of waste that they treat on an annual basis. Only waste that are treated at authorized facilities may be deemed to comply with the environmental laws and may qualify for eco-tax reimbursement.





A number of facilities operate in various sectors; their aim is to reduce the volumes of waste, while recycling or reusing different materials. Most of these materials are exported so that they are recycled. The public are urged to make use only of authorized facilities. This will make sure that only properly authorized facilities and competent persons deal with such waste.

Moreover, the disposal of inert waste generated by the construction industry in depleted quarries is regulated under Legal Notice 22 of 2009 and 184 of 2011 as amended. Prior to this legislation, Legal Notice 128 of 1997 permitted a number of quarries for backfilling operations, whereby clean inert waste is recycled and/or backfilled. The waste that is authorised to enter at these sites is solely restricted to the following:
  1. Excavation Waste - Waste that originates from rock excavation. This waste should be free of soil, trees, shrubs or any other  agricultural content.
  2. Demolition Waste - Waste that originates from the demolition of structures. This waste is to consist of stone slabs and concrete planks or concrete beams only and should not contain any other waste type such as aluminium, wood or iron apertures, pieces of clothing, furniture, household goods, mattresses or any other waste.

Should you require further information on the permitting of waste management facilities, contact the Environmental Permitting and Industry Unit on environmental.permitting@mepa.org.mt 



Permitted Sites for Waste Management

The application form for Waste Management Facilities can be downloaded here -
Click Here

Please follow this link for a list of European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes according to Decision 2000/532/EC, compared to those in Legal Notice 337 of 2001. Legal Notice 184 of 2011, which came into force on 1 June 2011, makes reference to the waste codes in Decision 2000/532/EC and repeals Legal Notice 337 of 2001.


The following is a list of the current Permitted Sites for Waste Management:

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 009/10Electronic Products Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE Permit Issued
    EP 016/13Ta' Robba Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE Permit Issued
    WM 035/08IMA Engineering Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE Permit Issued
    WM 004/07Greenskips Ltd.Storage of WEEE Permit Issued
    WM 003/07G.S. Recycling Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE Permit Issued 
    EP 010/11Wasteserv Malta Ltd.Storage of WEEE, fluorescent tubes &
    batteries
    Permit Issued
    WM 001/08 Metalco Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE Permit Issued 
    WM 009/06DDE Attard Ltd.Storage and dismantling of
    non-hazardous WEEE
    Permit Issued
    EP 047/11Electrowaste Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE Permit Issued


  • End of Life Vehicles (ELVs)

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 016/13Ta' Robba Ltd.ELV depollution & dismantlingPermit Issued
    EP 050/12Roc-A-Go Ltd.ELV depollution & dismantlingPermit Issued
    WM 009/08Hompesh Processing Co.
    Ltd
    ELV depollution & dismantlingPermit Issued


  • Metals

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    WM 001/08Metalco Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metal 

    Permit Issued

    WM 009/08Hompesh Processing Co.
    Ltd.
    Storage & processing of scrap metal

    Permit Issued

    EP 022/11Samito Ltd.Temporary storage of scrap & plastic
    components
    Permit Issued
    EP 010/13JAC Steel Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metal

    Permit Issued

    EP 044/09All-Diesels Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metal

    Permit Issued

    EP 065/12JJ Borda Scrap Metals Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metalPermit Issued
    WM 011/06ELA Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metalPermit Issued
    EP 007/10AGV Non-Ferrous Ltd.Storage of scrap metalPermit Issued
    Renewal Issued
    WM 009/06DDE Attard Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metalPermit Issued
    EP 012/11Colin's Metal Co. Ltd.Storage of non-ferrous scrap metalPermit Issued
    EP 006/13IMEX Import and ExportStorage & processing of scrap metalPermit Issued
    WM 003/07G.S. Recycling Ltd.Storage of scrap metalPermit Issued
    WM 004/07Greenskips Ltd. Storage of scrap metalPermit Issued
    EP 050/12Roc-A-Go Ltd.Storage & processing of scrap metal Permit Issued


  • Recyclables

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 028/13WasteCare RecyclingSorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables

    Permit Issued

    EP 010/13JAC Steel Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables

    Permit Issued

    EP 014/10U-Store Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables

    Permit Issued

    EP 053/12U-Recucle Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables

    Permit Issued

    EP 009/11Kasco Recycling Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables

    Permit Issued

    WM 001/07C&V Polymers Ltd. - MarsaSorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables

    Permit Issued

    WM 003/07G. S. Recycling Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    WM 004/07Greenskips Ltd.Storage of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    EP 010/12Autoclin Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    EP 007/10AGV Non-Ferrous Ltd.Storage of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    Renewal Issued
    WM 006/08Multi Packaging Ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    EP 021/09 Sant' Antnin Plant Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables 
    Permit Issued 
    EP 008/13Smart Recycling ltd.Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    EP 018/13C&V Polymers Ltd. -
    Hal Far
    Sorting & baling of separately collected
    recyclables
    Permit Issued
    EP 014/13MCL Components Ltd.Storage & re-processing of plasticsPermit Issued


  • Storage of Waste Lead Acid Batteries

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 039/09Schembri Batteries Ltd.Storage & recharging of waste batteriesPermit Issued
    EP 007/10AGV Non-Ferrous Ltd.Storage & processing of waste batteriesPermit Issued
    Renewal Issued 
    EP 065/12JJ Borda Scrap Metals Ltd.Storage of waste batteriesPermit Issued 
    EP 006/13IMEX Import and ExportStorage of waste batteriesPermit Issued 


  • Other Hazardous Waste

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    WM 003/07G.S. Recycling Ltd.Temporary storage of hazardous wastes

    Permit Issued

    WM004/07Greenskips Ltd.Temporary storage of hazardous wastes

    Permit Issued

    EP 024/09IMA Engineering Ltd.Storage & treatment of hazardous wastes
    (solvents, sludges, etc)
     Permit Issued
    EP 029/10Attard Services Ltd.Temporary storage of waste oil

    Permit Issued



  • Tyres

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    WM 009/06DDE Attard Ltd.Storage and bailing of tyresPermit Issued
    EP 010/13JAC Steel Ltd.Storage and bailing of tyres

    Permit Issued



  • Other Non-Hazardous Waste

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 023/10Electrowaste Ltd.Storage & re-packaging of waste clothing

    Permit Issued

    EP 022/11Samito Ltd.Storage of non-hazardous WEEE prior to
    export

    Permit Issued

    EP 025/12Vernons Ltd.Storage and filtering of edible oil prior to
    export
    Permit Issued
    EP 003/13Ivy Ltd.Storage of non-hazardous solder dross
    prior to export

    Permit Issued

    EP 007/13 General Precast Ltd. Processing of expanded polystyrene
    and operating a batching plant 
    Permit Issued
    WM 003/07G.S.Recycling Ltd.Storage of non-hazardous wastePermit Issued 
    WM 004/07Greenskips Ltd.Temporary storage of non-hazardous
    waste
    Permit Issued
    EP 029/11J.M.Vassallo Vibro
    Blocks Ltd
    To operate an installationPermit Issued


  • Storage of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 047/11Electrowaste Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEEPermit Issued
    WM 004/07Greenskips Ltd.Temporary storage of non-hazardous
    waste

    Permit Issued

    EP 024/09IMA Engineering Ltd.Storage & treatment of hazardous wastes
    (solvents, sludges, etc)

    Permit Issued

    EP 009/10 Electronic Products Ltd.Storage and dismantling of WEEE

    Permit Issued



  • Civic Amenity Sites (CAs)

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 008/09CA Site Hal FarCivic Amenity Site

    Permit Issued

    EP 045/12CA Site LuqaCivic Amenity Site

    Permit Issued

    EP 006/09CA Site MaghtabCivic Amenity SitePermit Issued
    EP 007/09CA Site MriehelCivic Amenity Site

    Permit Issued

    EP 044/12CA Site Tal-KusCivic Amenity SitePermit Issued
    EP 038/12CA Site PitkalijaCivic Amenity SitePermit Issued


  • Container Storage Yards

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    EP 058/12Joseph BonelloStorage of sealed containers

    Permit Issued

    EP 064/12Miksons Ltd.Storage of sealed containers

    Permit Issued



  • Authorised Compliance Schemes

    EP NumberFacilityActivity Status 
    WM 006/12GreenPak Co-Op Society
    Ltd.
    To operate a packaging waste recovery
    scheme

    Permit Issued

    WM 008/12GreenMT Ltd.To operate a packaging waste recovery
    scheme 
    Permit Issued
    WM 002/13METWEEEOperation of a WEEE
    Compliance Scheme by METWEEE -
    Scheme operated by Metalco Ltd.
    Permit Issued
    WM 003/13GreenDot Malta Ltd.To operate a non-profit WEEE
    compliance scheme
    Permit Issued
    WM 004/13GreenMT Ltd.To operate a non-profit WEEE
    compliance scheme
    Permit Issued
    WM 005/13AGV Non Ferrous Malta Ltd.Nationwide collection of spent batteries
    to export for recycling and recovery
    Permit Issued