Other Types of Waste

Sources of Waste in Ireland 2012.
Ireland's Environment 2012 (EPA, 2012).

Municipal household waste makes up a relatively small percentage of Ireland's waste. As can be seen from the pie chart above, Industrial Process Waste, at 54%, is the primary waste component. Of this particular type of waste, mining and mineral processing accounts for 53%.

C & D waste (Construction and Demolition) accounts for 22% of Ireland's waste, although this figure is anticipated to fall due to the economic downturn and subsequent contraction of the construction industry.


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