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 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.

    DRAFT Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws, 2018
    Notice is hereby given that Waterford City & County Council proposes to make new Bye-Laws, 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. It is proposed to make provision 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.

    These bye-laws repeal the Waterford City Council (Storage, Presentation and Segregation for the purpose of and in the course of the Collection of Household Waste) Bye-Laws 2008.

    The Draft Bye-Laws are available for public inspection here and are also available for public inspection, free of charge, at the Waterford City and County Council Offices, in Baileys New Street, Waterford and in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co Waterford during normal office hours (daily from 9.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank & Public Holidays) from Monday 30th July, 2018 until Tuesday 18th September, 2018. A copy of the Draft Bye-Laws will be given free of charge to any person applying it at these offices.

    Waterford City & County Council will consider any submissions made in relation to the draft Bye Laws. Submissions can be made, in writing before 4pm on Wednesday 26th September, 2018 to the Environment Department, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by email to contactenvironment@waterfordcouncil.ie
    Submissions should state the name, address and where relevant, the body represented. All comments submitted, including the names and addresses of those making the comments, will form a report to be presented to Waterford City & County Council, and will form part of a public document.

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