Waste Management

Organisation Contacts

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment  looks after:

  • Policy documents produced since 2012 - A Resource Opportunity Waste Management Policy in Ireland
  • Establishment of an Environment Fund
  • Development of the Litter Pollution Monitoring System
  • Co-finance National Spring Clean (NSC)
  • Co-sponsor the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) National Litter League
  • Landfill levy
  • WEEE
  • Plastic bag levy
  • Waste enforcement/permits
  • The national Tidy Towns initiative
Head Office

        29-31 Adelaide Road


        D02 X285

Tel +353 1 678 2000 
LoCall 1890 44 99 00 

Full contact details:



Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for:

  • Licensing certain activities in the waste sector
  • Enforcing certification of waste water discharges (WWD)
  • Issuing waste collection permits, waste facility permits and certificates of registration through local authorities
  • National Hazardous Waste Management Plan
  • National Waste Prevention Programme
  • Producer Responsibility Initiatives
  • Waste sites code of practice
  • WEEE and waste batteries and accumulators
  • Coordinates environmental research in this area

EPA Headquarters
PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
Co. Wexford
Tel: 053-9160600
Email: info@epa.ie
Lo Call: 1890 335599
Opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Reception hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm


Local Administration:

  • Manage recycling facilities
  • Organise bring banks, composting and WEEE
  • Waste disposal - hazardous
  • Implement Waste management plans
  • Try to stop illegal dumping
  • Car removal (abandoned)
  • Litter
  • Noise
  • Odour
  • Permits (waste disposal & recovery)
  • Planning
  • Septic tanks
  • Transfrontier shipments
Contact information for your local authority is on the local administration page.
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland help to implement significant aspects of Government policy and generally improving energy efficiency, increasing development of renewable sources of energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Dublin 9
Tel Lo Call 1850 376 666
Email info@combatclimatechange.ie 


Citizens Information is responsible for providing information, advice and advocacy on the:

  • Plactic bag levy
  • WEEE recycling
  • Domestic recycling services
  • Waste management
  • Composting
  • Landfill sites
  • End-of-life vehicles

Citizens Information Board
Ground Floor
George's Quay House
43 Townsend St
Dublin 2
Tele (01) 605 9000
Fax (01) 605 9099


WEEE - Ireland -is founded by Producers of electrical and electronic appliances in order to comply with the legal obligations imposed by the WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC. They are responsible for the treatment and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment and batteries and accumulators from authorised collection points, on behalf of its Producer members.

WEEE Ireland
Suite 18 The Mall,
Beacon Court,
Dublin 18
Tel (01) 2999320
Fax (01) 2959410
Email info@weeeireland.ie


Greenhome is An Taisce programme reponsible for producing a project that focuses on waste prevention, energy and water conservation along with sustainable transport.

Environmental Educational Unit
An Taisce
Unit 5a, Swift's Alley, Francis Street ,
Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2218/05
Fax (01) 400 2285
Dorothy Stewart


Green schools is an international environmental education programme. It is a long-term process that introduces participants (students, teachers, parents and the wider community) to the concept of an environmental management system. Schools that have successfully completed all the elements of the programme are awarded the ‘Green-Flag’.

Green-Schools Office,
Environmental Education Unit,
An Taisce, Unit 5a,
Swift's Alley,
Francis Street , Dublin 8
Tel (01) 400 2222
Fax (01) 400 2285
E-mail: greenschools@antaisce.org


National Spring clean encourages clean-ups throughout the whole month of April, enhancing personal litter responsibility and heightening awareness of waste issues. It has been operated by An Taisce since 1999 in partnership with the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and Local Authorities.

An Taisce Environmental Educational Unit,
Unit 5a, Swift's Alley,
Francis Street , Dublin 8.
Tel (01) 400 2219
Fax (01) 400 2285
E-mail nsc@antaisce.org


The Composting Association of Ireland was established in 2001 to promote composting and compost utilisation in Ireland. To promote public awareness Cré provides position papers, submissions on forthcoming legislation, policy, and strategy, regular themed meeting with site visits and an annual conference.

Cre, Business Innovation Centre,
Institute of Technology Campus,
Ballinode, Sligo Ireland
Tel (01) 86 8129260
Fax (01) 71 9144500
Email: percy@cre.ie or info@cre.ie

Zero Waste Alliance has evolved into strong national confederation of local residents' groups that address Ireland's waste problems.  Email






Waste & Material Resources www.eea.europa.eu/themes/waste
Repak has a responsibility to facilitate and refine packaging recycling. It is Ireland’s first voluntary initiative between industry and the Department of the Environment.

Repak Limited
Red Cow Interchange Estate
1 Ballymount Road
Dublin 22
Tel (01) 467 0190
Fax   (01) 4670197
EMail info@repak.ie


Reuse Tips

A waste management website for householders in Dublin

Here you can pick up someone's unwanted goods

Irish based forum




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