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Waste Presentation Bye Laws 2019:

Westmeath County Council has adopted Bye-laws for the segregation, storage and presentation of household and commercial waste within the County at its January monthly meeting held on 28th January 2019. The commencement date for these Bye-laws was Friday 1st March 2019.

These Bye-Laws make provision for the imposition of a fixed payment in respect of a contravention of a Bye-Law as an alternative to a prosecution, as provided for in Section 206 of the Local Government Act 2001. For a full copy of the Bye Laws see:

For information on how to manage your waste see Ireland's official guide mywaste.ie. You will find everything you need to know about how to manage your waste responsibly and efficiently.

An information leaflet on the Waste Bye Laws is set out hereunder:

National Waste Management Plan for a circular economy 2024-2030:

The Regional Waste Management Planning Offices (RWMPO), on behalf of the Local Government Sector (LGS) and under the auspices of the County and City Management Association (CCMA) National Oversight Group, has prepared the National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy 2024 – 2030. This Plan sets out a framework for the prevention and management of waste in Ireland for the period 2024 to 2030 and sets out the targets, policies, and deliverables to be pursued over the next six years and beyond to achieve 0% waste growth per person over the life of the Plan.

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