Waste and recycling

Overview Document Overview of the arrangements for waste management and recycling.

Household waste disposal
A brief description of how household waste is disposed of.

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

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.

Composting domestic waste
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?

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.

Waste management regulations and legislation
There is a range of Irish and EU legislation dealing with the disposal of different types of waste. Find out more.

The Tidy Towns competition
Tidy Towns is an annual competition that aims to find Ireland's tidiest town.

Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
Information about waste from electrical and electronic equipment - WEEE.

Recycling Waste 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.

How to dispose of an end-of-life vehicle
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.
This document is in: Buying or selling a vehicle

Littering and dumping
What is litter pollution and what are the penalties?