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Waste Management


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.


Facility Permits

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.

Information on facility permits

Collection Permits

Under the Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 a person running a waste collection business must apply and receive a waste collection permit from the National Waste Collection Permit Office in Offaly County Council.  Offaly County Council was appointed the National Waste Collection Permit Office and has been in operation from the 1st February 2012.

Litter Control

Mayo County Council provides an effective litter control service through a system of prevention, partnership, enforcement and operation.

More information on litter control

Packaging Waste

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.

More information on packaging waste

Plastic Bag Levy

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.

More information on the plastic bag levy

Farm Plastics

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.

More information on farm plastics

Environmental Enforcement

The Environmental Enforcement Team at Mayo County Council was established in 2004 to bring about improved compliance with waste legislation.

More information on environmental enforcement

Hazardous Waste

In our daily lives we use products which contain hazardous components. These must be disposed of safely to protect ourselves and our environment.

More information on hazardous waste


More information on refuse collection in Mayo

Commercial Glass

Learn how to dispose of Commercial glass


Environment, Climate Action & Agriculture Department

Second Floor, Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae
The Mall
Phone: (094) 9024444
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Open: Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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