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Recycling at home

Mywaste website launched to help you manage your waste:

mywaste.ie is a new website and is Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste. Here you will find everything you need to know about how to manage your waste responsibly and efficiently. Browse the site for local waste services, recycling facilities, information on preventing, reusing and disposing of waste, see www.mywaste.ie

Waste Collection System

The household waste collection system operating in the County is:

Tax Relief on Bin Charges - see Revenue

Household Food Waste: Brown Bin Service

Now you're never too remote to recycle!

From January 2024, every household in Ireland, no matter how remote, is now entitled to avail of a brown bin collection service from their waste collector. To learn more visit mywaste.ie/brown-bin-service

What must I do with my food waste?

Once you have segregated your food waste you must either:

  • Present it in your brown bin for collection by an authorised collector
  • Subject the food waste to a home composting process on your premises
  • Bring the food waste to an authorised facility.

You must not deposit food in the residual/black bin.

What can I put in my brown bin?

  • Food scraps/out of date foods
  • Tea bags/coffee grinds
  • Fruit/vegetables
  • Meat/fish/poultry and bones
  • Bread/cakes/biscuits
  • Soups/sauces/eggs/dairy
  • Paper towels/napkins/filters
  • Cut flowers/plant trimmings/leaves/grass clippings/old plants/moss/weeds (which have not been sprayed with weed killer)

Re-turn Scheme Image

National Deposit Return Scheme

In November 2022 the Minister of State with responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, launched Ireland’s national Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

The Scheme will be operated by Deposit Return Scheme Ireland CLG, trading as Re-turn, who Minister Smyth appointed in July 2022.

It is estimated that about 1.9 billion drinks bottles and cans are consumed each year in Ireland, in-house and 'on the go'. The Deposit Return Scheme aims to boost the recycling rate for these drinks containers.

From February 2024, when you buy a drink in a plastic bottle, aluminium or steel can that features the Re-turn logo, you pay a small deposit in addition to the price of the drink. When you return your empty, undamaged container to any retail outlet, you get your deposit back in full. The Scheme will include PET plastic bottles and aluminium and steel cans between 150ml and 3 litres.

For information on the Deposit Return Scheme please visit www.re-turn.ie


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