Water, Waste and Environment

Waste and Recycling

Photo of the Recycling bins in the Poppintree Industrial Estate

Waste Management Services – Recycling, Collection Permits, NTFS and Street Cleaning

Dublin Fire Rescue and Emergency Ambulance Service

Dublin Fire Brigade is the largest full time brigade in the country. We provide a fire and emergency response service to 1.2 million people throughout the city and county of Dublin.

Each of our fulltime stations is staffed seven days a week by officers and firefighters. This ensures continuous protection for the lives of you and your family. 

Fire Safety Legislation

Fire Services Act 1981 & 2003

The current structure of the Fire Service in Ireland is based upon the legislation of the Fire Services Act of 1981 & 2003.
While the "duty of care" in respect to Fire Safety in Buildings rests with the Owner/Occupier under the Fire Service Act, 1981, the Fire Authorities have various powers of inspection and enforcement for Fire Prevention/safety measures in existing Buildings.

Careers in the Fire Brigade

Unfortunately, we are not recruiting at present.

However, you can make sure you are prepared for our next recruiting campaign by reading all the qualification criteria listed below. Vacancies will be advertised in national newspapers and on www.publicjobs.ie

What you can do

Careers in the Fire Brigade fall into 3 categories.

Ambulance Service

Emergency Medical Services

The Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) Emergency Ambulance Service responds to emergency 999 or 112 calls.

Dublin Fire Brigade’s Emergency Medical Service, which is unique in Britain and Ireland, uses the combined strengths of fire service and ambulance service to provide a complete public safety system.

Major Emergency Planning

Framework for Major Emergencies: www.mem.ie
Office of Emergency Planning: www.emergencyplanning.ie

Derelict Sites

The Derelict Sites Act defines a derelict site as any land that “detracts, or is likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character or appearance of land in the neighbourhood of the land in question because of ”:

  • Structures which are in a ruinous, derelict or dangerous condition, or
  • The neglected, unsightly or objectionable condition of the land or of structures on it, or
  • The presence, deposit or collection of litter, rubbish, debris or waste

Report a derelict site

NTFSO Waste Shipment Registers

The National TFS Office maintains records for all amber waste import and export shipments which take place in a particular calendar year. A record is also maintained of all Green List Waste returns filed with the office by registered Brokers/Dealers. The registers for 2016 are available below.

Noise We Don't Deal With

Aircraft Noise Complaints

Aircraft noise is exempt from the EPA Act 1992. The Air Quality Monitoring & Noise Control Unit does not deal with complaints about aircraft. You can contact the Dublin Airport Authority on (01) 814 1111 to advise them of your complaint.

Pluvial Flooding/Wad River

Wad River

Project Background & Current Status