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Household Food Waste Regulations Enforcement

Local authorities regulate domestic food waste disposal to ensure the waste is suitable for composting.

Household Waste

Household waste management and disposal is a priority for the section and further details, of areas where a three bin service is required, list of civic amenities and waste management bye laws.

The number of households in Tipperary which have a bin service is 26,928. This represents over 45.59% of the county and continues to grow and the local authority is encouraging households without this service to avail of a bin service to help eliminate the dumping of household waste across the county.A segregated waste collection service is provided by regulated private waste collection contractors. A 3 bin waste collection service must be provided such as:

1. Brown bin for organic waste

2. Dry recyclable bin

3. Landfill bin/general waste bin

For further information on managing your waste visit

Here you will find everything you need to know on how you can manage your waste responsibly and efficiently.

To house holders in all areas with a population greater than 500 people and if you live within the 60kph zone of a town or village such as;

• Ardfinnan

• Ballina

• Ballycleirihan

• Birr(Co. Tipperary)

• Borrisokane

• Borrisoleigh

• Cahir

• Carrick on Suir

• Cashel

• Clonmel

• Cloughjordan

• Fethard

• Holycross

• Killenaule

• Kilsheelan

• Nenagh

• New port

• Roscrea

• Templemore

• Thurles

• Tipperary Town

• Two Mile Borris

Your service provider must provide a 3 bin waste collection service.

If you are not on the specified list of areas in Tipperary (above) that requires a 3 bin system; therefore a 2 bin system is continued within your area.

Q: What does this mean for me?

This means that you must continue to recycle as much as possible. Use of garden composters is highly encouraged for diversion of garden waste and the following food waste: vegetables, fruit, eggs, egg boxes, teabags & coffee grinds.

For more ways to help you recycle please visit, From here you can enter your location and you will be able to see Bring banks, Civic Amenity, Lighbulb Dropoff and WEEE recycling points close to your location.

Tipperary Co. Council has 5 civic amenities centres. More Information i.e. product and charges can be viewed on our website 

The Waste Management Bye-Laws came into force on the 11th of October 2018 and can be viewed by clicking the link. 

If you choose not to register with a Waste Collector, you must dispose of your waste via Civic Amenity Sites / Transfer Station / other Authorised Facility. By going down this route, you must maintain receipts from the sites for a minimum of three years.

If you do not have receipts from your Civic Amenity Site / Transfer Station / other Authorised Facility to prove you are using this facility to dispose of waste, you may be issued with a Warning Letter and/or an on-the-spot fine.