challenge 2019

We want Ireland to get thinking creatively about reuse. We are so looking forward to seeing what creative ideas #UpcycleChallenge19 will bring, so why not join in and take part!

this October set
your reuse goal:
at home, at work,
at play

household waste

New household bye-laws are being introduced by your local authority. These bye-laws govern a range of issues, including obliging consumers to participate in an authorised waste collection service or provide documentary proof on what alternative means they use to dispose of their waste.

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?

What do I
do with....?

Your guide to disposing about just about anything

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.

your recycling symbols

Packaging labels and recycling symbols are used to guide citizens to make the right choices when disposing of their waste. Correct disposal of packaging is vitally important to the circular economy, so that our consumption of resources is as efficient as possible. Find out more here


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!

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green arrow recycling finder

what can and can’t be recycled

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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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