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Domestic Waste

If you are looking for an Application form or Council Document you will find them in the All Publications section of this website or alternatively if you are looking for an Environment document or Applications form you can find in Environment Documents & Forms section of this website.

Waste collection services in County Carlow are completely privatised. Members of the public who engage a waste collection company should first ensure the company is permitted and has a waste permit number. Please see below for information regarding Waste Collection Pemit Holders who currently provide household kerbside collections in County Carlow.

Domestic Waste Collectors in Carlow

Permit Number
1890 650655
Ray Whelan Ltd
059 9147678
1890 500800

New Food Waste Regulations for Householders

New regulations (Household Food Waste & Bio-Waste Regulations 2013) introduced by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in 2013 mean that more householders around County Carlow must now segregate food waste from other waste in their homes.

What does this mean for waste collection companies?

All authorised collectors must provide a separate collection service for food waste and transfer the food waste to an authorised facility for treatment as the deadline for an area is introduced.

What does this mean for householders?

Householders who use a waste collection company will receive a third bin for food waste. Once you have taken possession of the third bin from your waste collector you must segregate your food waste.

Householders may either:

  1. Present food waste in their brown bin for collection by an authorised collector
  2. Subject the food waste to a home composting process on their premises
  3. Bring the food waste to an authorised facility.

The new regulations are being introduced on a staggered basis, when they come in depends on where you live.The introduction of these regulations commenced on 1st January 2014 when they were introduced into Carlow Town.

Implementation dates of the Food Waste Regulations

Date of introduction
31st December 2013
Carlow Town & Environs
1st July 2015
Tullow & Bagenalstown
1st July 2016
Rathvilly, Leighlinbridge, Hacketstown, Borris, Ballon

Note: Householders should contact their collector to ascertain if they can collect grass cuttings and light garden waste.For more information please contact Fionnghuala Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer on Tel: 059 9136240 or email: [email protected]