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.

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 0761 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.


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