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What we do

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

  • Litter & Street Cleaning – Environmental Inspectors prevent and control litter, illegal dumping and illegal burning.
  • Awareness and Climate Action – We aim to increase environmental awareness, and encourage climate action.
  • Cleansing – Our cleansing department clean the roads and streets of our villages and towns.
  • Our Recycling Centres in Dungarvan and Waterford City provide an opportunity for citizens to dispose of waste and recycle responsibly.
  • Waterford City & County Dog Shelter
  • Air, Noise & Water quality
  • Parks & Open Spaces, and Cemeteries
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Annestown Beach

Climate Action

Our dedicated Climate Action team are striving to reduce emissions, save energy and prepare for extreme weather.

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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.

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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.

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