Cedar Resource Management Ltd

Cedar Resource Management targets all elements of waste management in Ireland. The company is ISO9001:2000, ISO14001:1996 and OHSAS18001:1999 compliant. Cedar is involved in the movement, transportation, disposal and/or recovery of waste material on a nation-wide and international basis


Cedar Resource Management targets all elements of waste management in Ireland. The company's services cover -

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Non-Hazardous Waste
  • Other Services


Hazardous Waste

Bulk Hazardous Waste Disposal / Recycling
Cedar provide an unrivalled service in the management of hazardous waste in Ireland. Many of the company's clients produce regular large quantities of bulk liquids - i.e. in excess of 18,000 litres. This material is shipped in ISO Class 1 tankers for disposal or recovery. At short notice, Cedar will provide the appropriate equipment to collect and safely transport the waste from the producer's site to the disposal / recovery facility.

The plants used to accept the client's waste operate to the highest Environmental and Safety standards. The safe movement of hazardous goods is an operation that should only be handled by experienced and competent organisations. With a combined experience of over 70 years, Cedar Resource Management is such an organisation. The company can ensure that every client's material is transported to the highest international standards with appropriate equipment and a full support structure to handle the widest range of potential incidents.

Together with an unrivalled transport network, Cedar offers the widest range of recycling/disposal options throughout Europe. Materials are assessed for suitability for reuse, recycling or energy recovery, before considering a disposal route.

Packaged Hazardous Waste
As in the case of bulk hazardous waste, Cedar provides the same range of professional solutions for packaged wastes - it must be packed like any other product - appropriately and in compliance with all the relevant rules.

The transport of packed waste - typically waste in drums - is a complex area, governed by a series of modal regulations and guidelines. In Ireland the ADR and IMDG codes governing the movement of dangerous goods by road and by sea respectively, are the most widely used.

These guidelines present detailed instructions on the types of material that can be transported and how these materials should be -

  • classified
  • labelled
  • segregated
  • packed
  • stowed
  • What quantity of material can be transported in any one package
  • What other material, if any, can also be transported on the same load
  • What documentation should accompany the material
  • How this documentation should be completed
  • The size and colour of the hazard labels required.

All of these instructions are in place to ensure safety and environmental protection and, by complying with them, clients can ensure the protection of employees, the public, the environment and their company's good name.

It is vital that waste is packed, labelled and loaded properly to ensure that waste material reaches its destination in good condition. It is both the individual and corporate responsibility of the waste producer to ensure that the waste material is declared accurately and that the waste is packed and loaded in accordance with the regulations.

There is now a legal requirement to appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) to ensure that all the requirements are fulfilled for all hazardous material leaving the site.

With its many years of experience in shipping waste and qualified in-house DGSAs, Cedar is ideally placed to provide accurate and practical advice to its customers.

Household Hazardous Waste
Cedar have been operating a household hazardous waste management service known as the Chemcar™ since December 1999.

Chemcar™ is a FREE collection service to the public - run in conjunction with their local authority. It is a specially designed vehicle that can collect household hazardous waste from different sites around the country. The waste collection service operates on a "bring" basis - where the public brings dangerous household hazardous wastes to the Chemcar™. By arrangement with the competent authority, the vehicle is located at a pre-arranged well established and busy "bring-bank".

Most collections are at weekends. The specific dates and locations are well advertised in advance and can be obtained by contacting the relevant local authority.

The Chemcar™ system diverts domestic hazardous waste from landfill, where it can leach into our water supplies. This leads to a cleaner, greener environment. This type of service has been common for years in other European countries and in the US and Canada.

The service is also available to companies wishing to provide their staff with the opportunity to recycle. It helps portray the company's image as being environmentally aware. It can also be part of an ISO 14001 system.

Examples of household hazardous wastes (which must be diverted from landfill) collected by the Chemcar Service are -

  • Energy Saving Lights
  • Fluorescent Lights
  • Thermometers
  • Cleaning Agents, Disinfectants, Cleaners, Bleaches, Caustic Soda
  • Waste Medicines, Waste Cosmetics
  • Antifreeze, Herbicides, Pesticides, Weed Killer, Insecticides, Poisons, Fungicides
  • Aerosols
  • Paints, Paint Stripper / Thinner, Varnishes
  • Adhesives, Glues, Inks, Sealants
  • Wastes Oils (engine, gear & lubricating)
  • Batteries (Lead, Ni-Cd, Mercury Dry Cells)
  • Electrolyte from batteries & accumulators.

Laboratory Chemicals Disposal
Cedar provides the most comprehensive laboratory chemical packing and disposal service in Ireland - handling the widest range of materials, including mercury and gas cylinders.

The on-site phase of the operation to dispose of laboratory chemicals involves -

  • Identification
  • Classification
  • Segregation
  • Packing

These operations are carried out by trained and experienced teams, in compliance with company procedures, to ensure the safety of the operation. Once packed, the transport and disposal of the material is carried out in compliance with all the relevant regulations and legislation.

Cedar's close partnership with a range of disposal sites and technologies ensures that the material is treated appropriately and safely. Disposal certificates are provided for all material accepted.

Fluorescent Tube Recycling
Fluorescent tubes are classified as hazardous and, therefore, must be diverted from landfill. Cedar Resource Management provides a recycling service for the safe disposal of florescent tubes.

Full certification is provided for all tubes recycled. Specially designed containers called "tube coffins" are provided for the safe storage of tubes.

Once full the tubes are collected for recycling. Depending on requirements, a range of storage units can be provided.

Tube ASP



White Goods / Bulky Goods

White goods

  • Washing Machines
  • Driers
  • Spin Driers
  • Mangles
  • Dishwashers
  • Electric Ranges
  • Ventilation System

The Recycling Process involves the removal of:

  • flexible cords and wires;
  • condensers (hazardous waste);
  • motors, coils, transformers and relays;
  • high-grade steel and aluminium;
  • electronic components
  • shredding sheet metal, iron and cabinets.

Brown Goods

  • Television Sets
  • Video Recorders
  • Stereo Systems
  • Wireless Sets
  • Electrical Appliances
  • Radio Sets
  • Telephones
  • Mobile phones
  • Cables
  • Fluorescent tubes

The Recycling Process involves the removal of:

  • flexible cords and wires;
  • batteries (hazardous waste);
  • condensers (hazardous waste);
  • motors, coils, transformers and relays;
  • picture tube and ventilation of the vacuum;
  • high-grade steel and aluminium;
  • electronic components
  • shredding sheet metal, iron and cabinets.


  • Large-scale computers
  • Personal computers
  • Process control computer
  • Laptops
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Computer Accessories
  • Office Machines and similar devices




The Recycling Process involves the removal of:

  • flexible cords and wires;
  • toner cartridges, inkjet printer cartridges and typewriter ribbons;
  • batteries and accumulators (hazardous waste);
  • condensers (hazardous waste);
  • motors, coils, transformers and relays;
  • picture tube and ventilation of the vacuum;
  • high-grade steel and aluminium;
  • electronic components
  • shredding sheet metal, iron and cabinets.


Refrigerators (including fridge components)

Recycling Process:

  • Removal of inner parts.
  • Removal of CFC and oil.
  • Disassembly of compressor and condenser.
  • The empty cabinet is brought into the hermetically closed shredder.
  • Shredder collects CFC from the insulating material.
  • Squeezing out PUR-flakes, collection of remaining CFC and pressing PUR-flakes.
  • Shredded material is separated into iron, non-ferrous metal and plastics.

Medical Equipment

  • Tomographs Diagnose equipment
  • Therapy equipment
  • Monitoring equipment
  • Dialysis equipment
  • Electrical driven artificial limbs and similar devices.



Recycling Process - including the testing of hazardous components and removal if present - Removal of:

  • flexible cords and wires;
  • picture tube and ventilation of the vacuum;
  • batteries and accumulators (hazardous waste);
  • condensers (hazardous waste);
  • motors, coils, transformers and relays;
  • high-grade steel and aluminium;
  • electronic components
  • shredding sheet metal, iron and cabinets.

Non Hazardous Waste

Plastic Recycling
Cedar Resources Management can advise and provide systems for handling and recycling plastic waste. This may be post-production waste or backdoor packaging waste. It may involve small quantities of loose or mixed plastics to larger quantities of various polymers.

Collection and recycling are fully traceable and certified using approved recycling routes. All recycling is in line with all the requirements of the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations and Repak RPS scheme requirements.

The company completes audits on all recycling plants and is sensitive to child labour and forced labour issues when shipping to China or Middle Eastern countries. Cedar do not ship mixed plastics to third world countries where child labour or forced labour may be used.

Paper Recycling
Cedar provides a range of paper recycling options. The company's system incorporates desk trays with customised paper bins for office paper, computer paper and newspaper. White paper can be mixed with colour, glossies, brochures and stapled papers. All paper is baled for recycling. Confidential paper can be shredded prior to baling, if required. Full certification of recycling is provided.

Cardboard Recycling
The company will provide systems for handling and recycling of cardboard packaging waste, from small quantities of loose cardboard to larger quantities of compacted / baled cardboard.

This may simply involve segregation and collection of loose cardboard or may involve provision of baling equipment customised to client needs.

Collection and recycling are fully traceable and certified using approved mills. All recycling is in line with all the requirements of the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations and also with Repak requirements.

Cedar is an Approved Repak Collector under the Repak RPS scheme.

Electrical & Electronic Equipment
Cedar's services include the removal and recycling of all electronic and electrical equipment, such as PC's, monitors, printers, scanners, old fax machines, obsolete stock and all other electrical equipment. The company provides certified confidential destruction of CD's, hard drives and other sensitive material - together with the provision of consulting and systems, meeting with the requirements of the new EWC codes (effective from 1st January 2001) and, also, the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive).


Other Services

Integrated Waste Management
Cedar provides detailed waste stream audits - i.e. a waste stream analysis from source to destination - with recommendations for prevention and minimisation of waste and also for diverting recoverable materials from landfill. The company will minimise disposal and related equipment charges. The analysis also includes models for projecting forward and comparing alternative waste management strategies into the future. Clients find this an invaluable aid in managing their waste.

Areas covered include segregation, handling, provision of equipment, transport and final recovery or recycling. From the small to the large producer, Cedar will find the optimum solution and incorporate systems for reporting and continuous improvement.

Cedar's Expanding Treatment Technologies
Cedar is in the process of preparing two planning applications with the requisite EIS documents. Once lodged, the company will be seeking Waste Licences from the EPA for these individual facilities. The proposed facilities are as follows:

  1. Dublin - Licensed transfer station for storage and repacking of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes prior to sending elsewhere for recycling or disposal.
  2. Cork - Licensed treatment plant and hazardous transfer station. This site will incorporate a patented technology which will biologically treat a range of organic sludges and a selection of hazardous wastes. The site will also house a mobile lime stabilisation and thermal drying unit which can produce bio-solids for use as fertiliser from certain types of sludge. The transfer station element will be similar to the Dublin plant.

Site Services
Cedar's Site Services division was set up in direct response to customer's needs and gives the client access to some of the most experienced and technically proficient site services professionals in the country. This skilled and highly motivated team have handled some of the largest and most complex site remediation projects in Ireland.

Packaging Waste Consultancy
This is a service offered by Cedar Resources Management to assist Irish companies to comply with the complexities of the packaging waste regulations - Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations, 1997 - and subsequent amendments. Enacted into Irish law in July 1997, these regulations form part of our European obligations aimed at reducing the total volume of waste disposed of to landfill.

Waste Packaging has been targeted because of its large volume, its high visibility and because it can be easily recycled - where the facilities exist. All suppliers of packaging waste are required to either register with their local authority or an approved body. The suppliers are then obliged to pay defined fees and submit reports on all packaging waste handled to the relevant organisation.

Cedar can provide a full packaging waste audit for Repak (approved body) or self-compliance purposes, as required. The company can also provide ongoing services for report generating and physical recycling of packaging waste. This service is provided to a wide range of blue chip companies across all industries.

Storage Systems for Hazardous Waste Materials on Site
Cedar offers customers, who have small quantities of hazardous waste for disposal, bespoke specialised storage systems to store the waste on site. Once the container is full, the material can be packed and collected by site services. The waste will then be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally friendly fashion with full certification provided in compliance with current legislation.

Emergency Response
Cedar provides all its customers with a full emergency response service. The main office number is manned 24 hours a day - 365 days a year. Outside office hours, the answering service has all the mobile numbers of all relevant staff that can assist in the case of an emergency. All management staff are notified of the incident - minor or major - which may impact customers or the environment in a negative way. A Director or Senior Manager will make the necessary decision as to what action is necessary to take.

The company has experienced staff and emergency response equipment distributed at various locations around the country. As part of Cedar's response, if required it can call upon haulage companies vacuum pump services. Management have a copy of all numbers for these outside services.

As part of an ongoing quest for customer satisfaction, all incidents are logged and recorded for future reference and a copy of this report is sent to all parties concerned. For waste in transit to other countries, Cedar liaises with responsible and experienced personnel in the transit or destination countries to ensure that adequate cover is available in case of incident from cradle to grave.

Tank Cleaning
Cedar are one of the most experienced and capable companies in the field of tank cleaning.

The company's trained and experienced team will visit and examine the site and carry out a full risk assessment of the proposed operation. They will work within the time frame available in order to carry out the customer's requirements to either remove the sediment/sludge in the tanks or carry out a full internal wash to permit testing or repair work to be carried out on the tank.

Cedar can arrange for scaffolding, if necessary, to be erected within the tank to facilitate cleaning, testing or repair.

Once on site, the company liaises with the customer to ensure all the relevant safety procedures are fulfilled.


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