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Waste Collection Permits

Make sure the person taking your waste the proper waste collection permit, or you could be fined up to €5,000 for using an unauthorised waste collector.

People engaged in collection of waste are required to have a waste collection permit. This ensures that they are responsible and that the waste is going to an authorised site. You have an obligation only to give your waste to an authorised collector.

  • Waste is anything you discard, whether it has a value or not.
  • Unauthorised waste collectors often engage in illegal dumping and you are still responsible.
  • Before you give waste to anyone, ask to see their waste collection permit. This permit must list the waste type you are discarding.
  • Vehicles from authorised waste collectors must have their name and waste collection permit number on it. Any advertisements must also give their name and waste collection permit number.

You can further check by visiting the National Waste Collection Permit Office’s website or by contacting the Environment section of Waterford City and County Council.

Remember – Your Rubbish, Your Responsibility.