Thinking of a clear out? – make sure the person taking your waste has a waste collection permit, or you could get more than you bargained for.
That is the warning from Waterford City and County Council as they launched a new campaign promoting the safe and legal disposal of household rubbish.
You could be fined up to €5,000 for using an unauthorised waste collector. Unauthorised waste collectors often engage in illegal dumping and you are still responsible. Before you give waste to anyone, ask to see their waste collection permit. This permit must list the waste type you are discarding.
Vehicles from authorised waste collectors must have their name and waste collection permit number on it. Any advertisements must also give their name and waste collection permit number.
You can further check by visiting the National Waste Collection Permit Office’s website www.nwcpo.ie or by contacting the environment section of Waterford City and County Council.
Remember: Your Rubbish, Your Responsibility.