Waste Management

Wormeries Guide

Composting garden waste and fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage we throw away. This saves valuable tipping space, and compost itself is great for the soil. Keeping earthworms in containers and feeding them fruit and vegetable scraps, is another cheap, simple way to cut down on garbage. As a bonus, the worms produce a wonderful garden fertiliser - worm castings. Suitable containers for keeping worms include wooden boxes, stackable worm farms and stackable plastic worm factories.

Composting Guide

Composting is a really easy way to make use of your garden and kitchen waste, saving it from expensive and environmentally damaging landfill. Over 30% of household waste is recyclable. This means real savings for you and the environment. Compost is also a great sustainable alternative to peat moss. Your garden will love it! Wormeries work in a similar way to composters. Don't miss our full wormeries guide which covers every step.

Home Composting

Waste Permit Regulations

S.I. No. 820 of 2007 Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007

The collection of waste on a commercial basis requires a waste collection permit from a relevant local authority in accordance with section 34(1) of the Waste Management Act 1996 (as amended). The Regulations set out procedures for the making of permit applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to permit applications, and the grant, refusal and review of permits by Local Authorities.

Reduce and Reuse

When people think of being Waste Aware, recycling springs to mind. Better still, though, is reducing our waste (often by reusing things) as much as possible.


There's no guide to reducing waste, but here are some nifty ideas. Be creative and apply the concept to your life.


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