Waste management and recycling
Overview of the arrangements for waste management and recycling.
A brief description of how household waste is disposed of.
Describes where to recycle domestic waste and what happens to recycled items
Burning household waste at home or in your garden is illegal. If convicted of illegally burning waste, you can incur a fine or a prison sentence.
Recycling and composting of domestic waste is a way of reducing household waste sent to landfill. What is composting and how do you get started?
This document explains how waste is disposed of in a landfill site and the rules governing the operation of landfill sites in Ireland.
There is a range of Irish and EU legislation dealing with the disposal of different types of waste. Find out more.
There is a charge for plastic shopping bags issued by retailers at points of sale. Find out about the charge and the situations where you will not have to pay for plastic bags.
Information about waste from electrical and electronic equipment - WEEE.
Retailers have to take back waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE). Find out about the regulations governing take back and recycling of WEEE.
An end-of-life vehicle is a car or light vehicle that is ready to go to the scrapyard. There are laws in place to stop ELVs from creating an environmental hazzard, and to promote recycling.