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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 turns our waste materials into new useful products. This reduces the use of finite raw materials, saves energy and helps control air, water and land pollution. Recycling is a group effort. We all have our part to play to make sure our recycling is properly sorted. Recycling that includes non-recyclable items or is contaminated with food waste can end up in landfill.

It only takes a few minutes to rinse out plastic, glass & tin containers and sort your cardboard to avoid a disposal problem that will live with future generations for hundreds or even thousands of years. To find out more about what you can recycle, visit https://www.mywaste.ie/page-what-to-do-with/ or click on the following link:

Contact the Environment Department

0818 10 20 20

  • 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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