Waste and Recycling
National Waste Collection Permits
Waste collection permit applications and applications for review of waste collection permits are processed by the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO).
Southern Waste Region
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.
Waste Food Regulations
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 Management
Extractive waste means waste from the extractive industries, which is waste resulting from the prospecting, extraction, treatment and storage of mineral resources.
Gortadroma Waste & Recycling Centre
Gortadroma Landfill site closed in 2014. However, a waste and recycling centre is in operation at Gortadroma Landfill site.
Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye Laws
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.
Retailers Responsibility Regarding Electrical Items (WEEE) and Batteries
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.
Dublin City Council, National TFS Office is the sole authority for the administration of hazardous waste movements within Ireland. Visit
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.
Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration
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.
Waste Collection Permits
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.
Waste Management Sewage Sludge Regulations Authorisations
These Regulations provide for the registration and regulation of sewage sludge facilities in order to meet the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive.
The Property and Community Facilities 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.
How to Dispose of an end-of-life Vehicle
You have an old car at the end of its life, and you want to dispose of it, so what do you do?
Managing Waste at Home
Limerick City and County Council is committed to promoting positive action on waste management.
Construction and Demolition Waste
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.
Repair My Stuff
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.
Household Waste Collection Subsidy Scheme (Bin Waiver)
Limerick City and County Council operates the Household Waste Collection Subsidy Scheme. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online through MyLimerick, details of which can be found below.