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Any person (i.e. individual, company or partnership) collecting and transporting waste for profit or reward or otherwise in the course of business requires a waste collection permit.

All authorised collectors must, from the 1st July 2013, provide a separate collection service for food waste and transfer the food waste to an authorised facility for treatment.

The Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations, S.I. 820 of 2007 and Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations S.I. 87 of 2008, came in to effect on the 01st June 2008, set out the procedures for the making of waste collection permit applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to waste collection permit applications, and the grant, refusal and review of waste collection permits by local authorities.

Waste collection services are privatised in Tipperary therefore every collector has a different pricing structure and collection frequency. You should contact your collector directly to ascertain the cost, if any. The waste collection market is highly competitive and householders can ‘shop around’ to find the most suitable service for themselves.

Information on permit holders respective collection routes and collection rates are available by contacting the waste collector directly.

You must apply to the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) for a waste collection permit. From the 1st February 2012, all waste collection permits are issued by the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO), on behalf of all local authorities, under the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, as amended. You are advised to engage in a pre-application consultation prior to lodging an application.

Your bin collector is obligated under the Regulations to provide you with a brown bin and collection service and should contact you prior to the 1st July 2014 to offer this service to you.

Contact the Council on at or on 0818 06 5000.

National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO), Offaly County Council, Ara an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Tel. 057 - 935 7428. Email: Please visit for more information.

Yes. Each Local Authority is responsible for the enforcement of these Regulations. A person guilty of an offence under Sections 15, 18, 34, or 36 of the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, for the contravention of a regulation made under this named Section is liable: (a) on summary conviction, to a Class B fine (i.e. up to €4,000.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or, (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €15,000,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or both.