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).

On 1st February 2012, Offaly County Council was designated as the Nominated Authority for the processing of all new waste collection permit applications, and to review applications received on or after that date. This single Nominated Authority will be known as the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO).

How do I apply for a Waste Collection Permit?

An application form for a Waste Collection Permit is available to download at www.nwcpo.ie.
You may also request a form by:

Email: contactus@nwcpo.ie
Phone: 057 9373710

For more information in relation to the application process click here.

Enforcement of Waste Collection Permit Conditions

While Offaly County Council is the Authority responsible for issuing Waste Collection permits in Ireland, the Waste Enforcement Unit of each Local Authority is responsible for enforcing the permit conditions of collectors who operate within their administrative area. This unit, together with the Litter Management unit is also responsible for pursuing unauthorised waste collectors i.e. those collecting waste without a waste collection permit. 

A list of authorised permit holders is available here.

If you have any queries, please contact Environment, Recreation and Climate Change.