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Environment Department

Placeholder image The Environment Department has responsibility for a wide range of areas. We are responsible for the following areas :

  • Litter - Our wardens prevent and control litter, illegal dumping and illegal burning.
  • Awareness - We aim to increase environmental awareness, and run school visits to promote environmental awareness among our younger citizens.
  • Cleansing - Our cleansing department clean the roads and streets of our villages and towns.
  • Our Civic Amenity Sites in Dungarvan and Waterford City provide an opportunity for citizens to dispose of waste and recycling responsibly.
  • Waterford City & County Dog Shelter.
  • The Environment Section use surveillance technology to assist their work in relation to Litter, Waste Management and for detection of illegal dumping. There are policies in place for Trail Cameras, Dashcams and Drones.


    Climate Change Adaptation Strategy
    On 12th September 2019, Waterford City and County Council's "Climate Change Adaptation Strategy" was adopted by the elected members of Waterford City and County Council. The strategy will have a duration of 5 years and run until 2024 and be subject to a biannual review. The strategy focuses on the implementation of adaptation measures, which ensures communities, and society as a whole, become resilient to the impacts and risks of climate change.

    Access to Information on the Environment
    European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment)(Amendment) 2007 - 2014 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007 and S.I. No. 662 of 2011 and S.I. 615 of 2014) (hereafter referred to as the AIE Regulations), give legal rights to those seeking to access information on the environment from public authorities. This section contains that information.

    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!
  • Contact the Environment Department

    0761 10 20 20
    contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

    • Environment Department, 4th Floor, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15.  [ view on a map ]

    Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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