Attached is a list of items which can be put in your Brown Bin.
See leaflet below for useful tips on lowering your waste bill.
The household waste collection system operating in the County is:
Tax Relief on Bin Charges -see Revenue
The Household Food Waste & Bio Waste Regulations 2013 were signed into law by the Minister of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, on 21st February 2013.
These regulations impose obligations on collectors of waste to provide a separate collection service for household waste and on householders to segregate household food waste and keep it separate from other non-biodegradable waste.
These regulations were introduced as Ireland has objectives under the Landfill Directive 99/31/EC to divert biodegradable waste away from landfills; by 2016 we must have reduced our biodegradable waste to landfill to 35% of the biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1995. Failure to meet our targets will result in stiff penalties from the European Union. The introduction of the regulations as well as the 2009 Commercial Food Waste Regulations will help meet these targets.
The Regulations are being phased in over the following timetable:
|31 Dec 2013||>20,000||Athlone & Mullingar|
|1 Jul 2015||>1,500||Moate, Kinnegad|
|1 Jul 2016||>500||All other towns/villages including: Rochfortbridge, Tyrrellspass,Killucan-Rathwire, Kilbeggan,Delvin,Clonmellon,Castlepollard|
If you live in any of the above areas you must segregate your food waste and keep it separate from other waste streams.
All authorised collectors must from 31 Dec 2013 provide a separate collection service for food waste and transfer the food waste to an authorised facility for treatment.
Once you have segregated your food waste you must either:
You must not deposit food in the residual/black bin.
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