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Waste management and recycling

Plastic Bag Environmental Levy
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.

Waste from electrical and electronic equipment
What is considered electrical and electronic waste in Ireland? Information about what you can do to help recycle and dispose of electrical waste material in a responsible way.

Recycling domestic waste
Describes where to recycle domestic waste and what happens to recycled items

Recycling services and waste management
An overview of waste management in Ireland.

Domestic refuse services
A brief description of how domestic waste is disposed of.

Recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
From August 2005 retailers have to take back waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Ireland. Find out about the regulations governing take back and recycling of WEEE.

Composting domestic waste
Recycling and composting of domestic waste in Ireland is being promoted by your local authority as a way of reducing household waste sent to landfill. What is composting and how do you get started?

Tax relief on domestic service charges
Tax relief on local authority and other service charges ended in January 2012. Read how to claim this relief for tax year 2011 and earlier.

Landfill Sites
This document explains how waste is disposed of in a landfill site and the rules governing the operation of landfill sites in Ireland.

How to dispose of an end-of-life vehicle
An end-of-life vehicle is a car or small van which is to be scrapped. Find out what you must do if want to dispose of one.
This document is in: Travel and Recreation > Motoring > Buying or selling a vehicle

Burning household waste
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.

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If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.