Green waste is organic waste sourced from the garden or from landscaping activities. It generally includes grass, hedge cuttings, bushes, tree toppings, prunings or other woody material. It is generally not accepted for land-filling and as such should be separated for composting or delivery to a green waste facility.
Composting kits are available very cheap from the county council – see composting section.
A Green Waste Facility is available at the Ballisodare Composting Facility, Youngs Quarry, Ballisodare.
Green Waste only accepted i.e. grass clippings, hedge trimmings, trees, bushes, shrubs, leaf litter etc.
Any other waste type will not be accepted onsite.
Materials brought to the site should be free of contaminants such as plastic, metal and general rubbish.
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Site Contact Number : 087 - 9756455
Finished peat free compost now available for purchase.
Download Map of Composting Facility in Ballisadare - 158 kbs
It is prohibited under the Waste Management Act 1996 - 2003 and the Air Pollution Act 1987 to burn green waste.
Under the Wildlife (Amendment) Act, you cannot cut hedges or trees during the bird breeding season. It says:
It is an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy, during the period beginning on the 1st day of March and ending on the 31st day of August in any year, any vegetation growing on any land. There are 55 species of birds that nest in hedges in Ireland, and this is for their protection.