Waste and Recycling
The 2021 Household Waste Collection Subsidy Scheme is now closed for applications.
From the 1st February 2012, all waste collection permit applications and applications for review of waste collection permits shall be processed by the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO).
Limerick City and County Council is part of the Southern Waste Region. In May 2015, the Southern Region Waste Management Plan 2015-2021 was launched along with the associated Natura Impact Report and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Statement.
The Waste Management Food Waste Regulations came into force on 1st July 2010. These regulations are designed to promote the source segregation and beneficial use of food waste arising in the commercial sector.
Extractive waste means waste from the extractive industries, which is waste resulting from the prospecting, extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources.
Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) concerns the operating hours at Gortadroma Waste & Recycling Centre have been reduced. The centre will open on Wednesday from 9am to 3pm, closing for lunchtime 1pm - 1.30pm.
At its Meeting held on the 28th January 2019, Limerick City and County Council adopted the City and County of Limerick (Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste) Bye-Laws 2019.
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.
Any retailer who sells electrical and electronic equipment (anything with a plug or battery) and / or industrial /automotive /portable batteries MUST register with either ERP (European Recycling Platform) or Limerick City and County Council.
While waste tyres are not classified as hazardous they can cause environmental pollution if disposed of incorrectly or irresponsibly. An estimated 35,000 tonnes of waste tyres are generated in Ireland each year.
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 Operations and Maintenance Services Department of Limerick City and County Council operates three recycling centres throughout the city and county.
There are 64 bottle bank locations throughout Limerick city and county which are managed by the Environment Department.
You have an old car at the end of its life, and you want to dispose of it, so what do you do?
Limerick City and County Council is committed to promoting positive action on waste management.
Under waste legislation Construction and Demolition Waste is defined as ‘all waste that arises from construction, renovation and demolition activities’.
Waste WEEE is anything powered by a battery or a plug.
For many, purchasing a new pc or new washing machine when an old one breaks is the norm. However, repair and reuse is often a cheaper and most certainly a more environmentally sustainable option.