All Local Authorities are adopting similar Bye-Laws ensuring a consistent approach to managing waste across Ireland.
Are You Waste Compliant?
In order to comply with the new Bye-Laws:
- You need to demonstrate that you are disposing of your waste in a responsible and legal manner;
- You must segregate your waste correctly.
You must use one of these options
- Kerbside collection
- Authorised waste facility
You will find everything you need and want to know about managing your waste responsibly, efficiently and in the way that suits you at www.mywaste.ie
Browse www.mywaste.ie site for your local waste services, bring banks, recycling facilities along with ways to help you prevent waste, reuse and upcycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do these Bye-Laws apply to me?
Yes: these bye-laws will apply to all households, apartments and commercial premises.
How do I comply with the Bye-Laws?
In order to manage your waste correctly you need to be able to prove that:
You have a contract in place with an authorised waste collector (bin sharing is permitted for which proof of agreement is required);
You can demonstrate regular use of an authorised waste facility
Why do we need these Bye-Laws?
- To help you manage your waste in an environmentally acceptable manner;
- To ensure that your waste is only given to an authorised door-to door waste collector or brought to an authorised waste facility;
- To help ensure your waste is correctly segregated;
- To reduce illegal dumping and backyard burning.
What happens if I don’t comply?
If you fail to comply with any of the requirements of the bye-laws it may result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (Maximum €75) being issued by this Local Authority or member of An Garda Síochána.
It may also lead to a fine on conviction of up to €2,500.
What do I do if I live in a managed apartment complex?
The bye-laws will still apply; the management company is to ensure adequate containers are provided for residual and recyclable wastes in designated waste storage points. They are also obliged to provide you with the written information regarding the arrangements in place. Segregation within the apartments will be the responsibility of the occupant, in order for the segregated system to work all apartments must play their part.
Is there anything else I need to do?
Yes: you must segregate recyclable waste from your residual waste and present these separately. If you are living in an urban area, small town or village with a population of over 500 you must also segregate your food waste.