EPA enforcement efforts targeted unauthorised peat extraction, waste management and water quality issues in 2021

The EPA carried out 1,295 inspections at EPA licensed sites during the year, a 19 per cent increase compared with 2020. The EPA carried out a number of targeted enforcement campaigns in 2021 including: 48 inspections at unauthorised peat extraction sites 41 inspections at waste licensed sites, with a focus on improving fire risk management […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

Official Online service to Provide Ultimate Irish Guide to Managing Household Waste and Debunk Recycling Myths

Mywaste.ie to become the definitive guide on the segregation of household waste. The official site will also help householders reach a recycling rate of 65% by 2035. A new official online service designed as the one-stop-shop for all matters relating to domestic waste and recycling has been launched by Ireland’s three regional waste management offices […]

More than 16 Tonnes of the HHW was collected in Tipperary during its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Figures released today revealing the large amount of Hazardous Household Waste disposed of in Ireland has reinforced the key aims set out by the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), taking place from November 18th to November 25th 2018. A total of 170 tonnes of waste considered harmful was collected at various designated points throughout […]

2017 Pakman Awards Nominations Shortlist Announced By Repak

Aldi Stores Ireland Limited, Clean Ireland Recycling, daa, Sligo University Hospital and Tipperary County Council have this morning been announced amongst the shortlist of nominees for the third annual Pakman Awards, powered by Repak (#PakmanAwards2017).   The Pakman Award, which is the overall winner’s prize, will be presented on the night at the Intercontinental Hotel on […]

Black Sack Brigade Rewrite Proclamation to Enable Illegal Dumping

A new group called ‘Rubbish-Free in 3’, which is campaigning on the problem of illegal dumping in Ireland, has warned that we becoming ‘The Irish Republic of illegal dumping’.  Press Relations Officer for the group, David Maher, explains “The scale of the illegal dumping problem, particularly in rural Ireland, is simply enormous. The problem is […]

Tipperary workshops have Christmas waste wrapped up

The people of Tipperary are playing their part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill this Christmas by participating in three workshops throughout the County. The Trash to Treasure Christmas Workshops will examine the waste issue at Christmas and how individuals, households and businesses can reduce the mountain of rubbish that can build […]

New plan outlines future waste management in Tipperary

The public are being invited to have their say on the preparation of a new regional plan that will set out a framework for waste management in ten countries across the south of the country during the next six years.   The Southern Region Waste Management Plan, which encompasses 10 local authorities and is one […]

Minister Hogan signs New Household Food Waste Regulations –Diversion of household Food Waste from disposal to resource recovery.

Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has signed the European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio -Waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71   of 2013). The regulations are designed to promote the segregation and recovery of household food waste.  They will increase the amount of food waste that is recovered […]