Limerick City and County Council is an official agency of the Foods Safety Authority of Ireland which is the national body responsible for the implementation of food safety legislation in the state.
The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 (as amended) specifically prohibit the disposal of household and commercial waste by burning, also called backyard burning.
The European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 are designed to promote the recovery of packaging waste by imposing recycling obligations on commercial suppliers who place packaging or packaged products onto the Irish market.
New legislation was introduced by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (An Roinn Tithíochta, Pleanála, Pobail agus Rialtais Áitiύil) in July 2011, making Dublin City Council, National TFS Office, the sole authority for the administration of hazardous waste movements
Local authorities issue authorisations for various waste related activities. These activities vary from importation of waste soils and rubble to raise the level of lands, to vehicle dismantling.
Any person who proposes to collect waste for the purposes of reward, with a view to profit or otherwise in the course of business, is required to hold a Waste Collection Permit (Section 34, Waste Management Act, 1996).
The Irish Farm Film Producers Group (IFFPG) is Ireland's compliance scheme for recycling farm plastics.
These Regulations provide for the registration and regulation of sewage sludge facilities in order to meet the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive
The use of certain types of industrial solvents is heavily regulated in the interests of minimising air pollution. It is an offence for any one to undertake either activity without a valid Certificate of Compliance issued by a local authority.
The plastic bag levy was successful in encouraging us to change our behaviour and use reusable shopping bags.
Site Assessors test sites to determine whether or not they are suitable for a domestic wastewater treatment system or septic tank, and what type of system is most suitable.
Ireland’s air quality currently is good, relative to other European Union (EU) Member States, but maintaining this standard is a growing challenge.
The Environmental Noise Directive (2002/49/EC) aims to put in place a European wide system for identifying sources of environmental noise, informing the public about relevant noise data and taking the necessary steps to avoid, prevent or reduce noise exposure.
Limerick City and County Council investigates all reported incidents of water pollution in public waters within its functional area. As a maritime local authority, the Council will also respond to reports of pollution above the high water mark in coastal areas.
If your home or premises is connected to a domestic waste water treatment system (DWWTS), such as a septic tank, then you should have the sewage sludge removed at appropriate intervals.
The most recent Noise Action Plan was finalised in October 2018. It covers the period up to the end of 2023.
In January/February 2018 Limerick City and County Council acquired noise modelling software and hardware. As this was an entirely new area of activity for the Council, there was a significant staff training requirement.