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Waste Infrastructure

Both the private and public sector are involved in the provision of waste management infrastructure in the region. The infrastructure consists of:

Bring centres
Recycling centres
Waste transfer stations
Material recovery facilities
Biological waste treatment facilities
Landfills

Bring Centres
All bring Centres in the Region provide for the collection of clear, brown and green glass. Some sites may accept other materials. Contact your Local Authority for a full list of sites and materials accepted. On average there is one bring centre per 400 households or one bring centre per 1,200 persons approximately. To find the location of your local bring centre click on the map of your Local Authority above to directly to your Councils Environment homepage.

Recycling Centres
These facilities provide for the collection of recyclable waste and household hazardous waste. The range of materials accepted at each facility will vary, contact your local authority for a full list of materials accepted.To find the location of your local recycling centre click on the map of your Local Authority above to directly to your Councils Environment homepage.

Waste Transfer Stations
A Waste Transfer Station is a permanent facility where waste materials are taken from smaller collection vehicles and placed in larger vehicles for transport to other waste facilities for recovery, treatment or disposal. Both the public and private sectors operate waste transfer stations in the region.

Material Recovery Facilities
A Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is a facility which recovers recyclable material from waste.
Waterford County Council operates a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Dungarvan. The non-hazardous dry recyclables are collected from households and businesses and are brought to the facility for segregation, sorting and packaging prior to onward recovery elsewhere.

The facility has the capacity to handle all recyclable material collected by the local authorities in the Region.

There are also a number of privately operated MRF’s in the region. These facilities all operate under Waste Permits.

Biological Waste Treatment Facilities
Waterford City Council operates a biological waste treatment facility at Six Cross Roads, Waterford City. This facility is designed to treat the organic fraction of household commercial waste. The facility has the capacity to treat all organic waste collected in the region by the Local Authorities.
All privately operated biological treatment facilities are operated under waste permits.

Landfills
Landfill is the controlled deposit of waste to land. All landfills in the region are operated under a waste licence which is issued by the EPA. Each landfill is licensed to accept only certain types of waste. To find the location of your closest landfill click on the map of your Local Authority above to directly to your Councils Environment homepage.

 

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