what's my impact?

The environmental issues facing our planet are so huge and one person can only do so much. But it’s surprising how much difference one person can make – and if we all do our bit then the impact is amplified many times over.

get on board!

We want to talk about waste. Nobody likes waste but making the right decisions now will have a positive impact on our community, our environment and the next generation.

make a positive

Before you bin something, stop and think: can it be reused, repaired or repurposed? And before you buy, ask: do you really need it? Is there a pre-loved version, or one with less packaging?

manage your

Can you recycle yoghurt pots? Used teabags? The broken kettle? We’re here to help you make the right decisions about where your waste goes for a cleaner, healthier Ireland.


Repairing products can make financial sense – a typical washing machine, for instance, costs between €300 and €400. Within the space of 5 and 10 years of purchase, something will almost inevitably break. If getting it repaired costs less than €150 then repairing your washing machine makes perfect sense and once fixed should then give you many more years of service.


your A to Z of
all things waste

Welcome to My Waste, Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste. Here you will find everything you need to know about how to manage your waste responsibly and efficiently. Browse this site for local waste services, recycling facilities, information on preventing, reusing and disposing of waste.

more about my waste

what can and can’t be recycled

Drag and drop items to where you think they should go and we’ll tell if you’re right!

what can and can’t be recycled

a new approach

We all generate huge amounts of waste, every minute of every day. It’s time to take a new approach and think carefully about what we buy. Positive choices about packaging and airmiles can reduce waste and climate impacts. Rather than always buying new, let’s try to repair, reuse and upcycle to make the most of get the best value from what we already have. It makes sense for your environment, your local community and your budget.

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