Illegal Waste Collectors
Members of the Public:
Please Note: IT IS AN OFFENCE FOR ANY PERSON TO HAND OVER THEIR WASTE FOR DISPOSAL TO AN UN-AUTHORISED WASTE COLLECTOR.
Fines of up to €5,000 may be imposed on individuals upon conviction in the District Court.
You must always ensure that any company or person you engage to collect your waste possesses a valid Waste Collection Permit. Any reputable waste collector is obliged to display the waste collection permit number on all vehicles, flyers and receipts. You can check if the waste collector is authorised on the National Waste Collection Permit Office website; http://www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx and enter details in advanced search.
Un-authorised waste collectors do not dispose of your waste in an environmentally safe or responsible manner; often the waste is fly-tipped by the roadside or in scenic areas, incurring significant clean up costs and potential prosecution of the original waste owner.
If you suspect that an illegal waste collector is operating in your area, or wish to verify that a particular waste collector has a valid permit, please contact the Waste Enforcement Section at (01) 414 9000.