Waste Management

Waste Prevention and Recycling
Waterford City and County Council have a role in promoting and facilitating the reduction and recycling of waste generated in Waterford. We do this through education programmes such as the Green Schools Programme (https://greenschoolsireland.org/) and work through our Environment Awareness Office (http://waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/environment/awareness.htm). Promotion is also carried out by the Southern Region Waste Management Office (http://southernwasteregion.ie/), on behalf of local authorities in the Ireland South region.

We also provide facilities through our network of Bring Banks and our two Civic Amenity Sites at Kilbarry, Waterford and at Ballinamuck, Dungarvan.

Recycling List Ireland
To keep up with international standards in recycling, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment have drawn up a list of the materials you can put in your household recycle bin. Please make sure items are clean, dry and placed loosely in the bin. If it’s not on the list, it’s not in the recycle bin.

  • Your new household recycling list!

  • Waste Regulation
    Under the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended), Waterford is charged with regulating many waste activities carried out in Waterford.

    A team of environmental inspectors carry out inspections under the various regulations enacted under the Waste Management Act and related legislation, and have various powers to enforce these regulations. Offences committed under the Waste Management Act can attract fines of up to €15,000,000 and prison sentences of up to 10 years on conviction on indictment.

    If you notice a breach of the waste regulations or have a concern that you wish to report, you can report this through our customer contact centres by phoning 0818 10 20 20 or by email to contact@waterfordcouncil.ie Alternatively you can download the EPA's "See It, Say It" app to report incidents.

    Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Byelaws 2018
    Waterford City & County Council has made the Waterford City & County Council (Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste) Byelaws 2018, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2001 and the Waste Management Act 1996, to regulate and control the Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste within its functional area. Provision is made in the bye-laws for the imposition of a fixed payment of €75 in respect of a contravention of a bye-law as an alternative to a prosecution, as provided for in Section 206 of the Local Government Act 2001.

  • Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Byelaws 2018

  • MyWaste.ie
    Wondering where your nearest bring bank is? Or how to recycle near you? Would you like to know more about preventing waste? Find out all this and more at www.mywaste.ie

     ‘How To’ guide and posters for hosting swap events (part of Reuse Month)

    We all accumulate items during the course of our lives that we have outgrown or no longer have use for, e.g. sporting equipment, school uniforms, clothes etc. Why not hold a local swap event and help your community become more sustainable?

    Reusing our items is a positive climate action that we can all do. Follow our ten simple steps to running your own swap event. You will also find posters below for you to print out and use at your swap events. Let’s get swapping!

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