Recovery and Recycling

The level of recycling of municipal waste continues to grow from year to year in Ireland with almost all households and businesses now using a green bin. However, the organic recycling rate is still low and there is much room for continued improvement.

The latest Waste Packaging Statistics for Ireland indicate that we have met all EU targets for recovery and recycling of packaging waste. Of the total waste generated (983,380 tonnes), 91% (898,690 tonnes) was recovered and 68% (664,120 tonnes) was recycled.

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