Waste reduction and prevention is top of the waste management hierarchy. There are lots of ways we can reduce our waste and with simple changes we really can make a difference.
Landfill is the controlled deposit of waste to land and although it is the least preferred option in the waste hierarchy, it is an important part of the overall waste management system nationally. Mayo County Council operates two landfill sites; Derrinumera and Rathroeen landfills.
Under the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations, 2007 and Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, Mayo County Council has a responsibility to issue waste permits or certificates of registration to applicants who wish to engage in waste disposal or waste recovery activities at designated sites in County Mayo.
Under the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations, 2007 and Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 a person running a waste collection business must apply and receive a waste collection permit from the relevant Local Authority.
Mayo County Council provides an effective litter control service through a system of education and enforcement.
The Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007 replace all previous waste packaging legislation and have obligations for all businesses that place packaging, packaging waste or packaged products on the Irish Market.
The Irish plastic bag levy first introduced on 4 March 2002 is a good example of the practical application of an environmental tax. The levy was increased to 22 cent with the introduction of the Waste Management (Environment Levy) (Plastic Bag) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2007.
The Waste Management (Farm Plastics) Regulations of 2001 put obligations on the manufacturers and importers of farm plastics to arrange ways of collecting and disposing of used plastic film (i.e. silage bale wrap and sheeting) in an environmentally friendly manner.
The Environmental Enforcement Team at Mayo County Council was established in 2004 to bring about improved compliance with waste legislation.
In our daily lives we use products which contain hazardous components. These must be disposed of safely to protect ourselves and our environment.
Mayo County Council no longer collects refuse in Mayo.
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