Water, Waste and Environment

Tyres and Waste Tyres Regulations

The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2017, S.I. 400 of 2017 came in to effect on 1stOctober 2017. The regulations were introduced to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres by providing a regulatory framework for comparing quantities of waste tyres arising with the quantities placed on the market and in tracking the movement of waste tyres from the time they are discarded until they either reused or processed for recycling and/or recovery.

Recycling Services

  • Northstrand Recycling Centre will be closed on Good Friday the 19th of April & Bank Holiday Monday the 22nd of April. It will however be open on Saturday the 20th of April as normal.
  • Ringsend Recycling Centre will be closed on Good Friday the 19th of April. It will however be open on Saturday the 20th of April & the Bank Holiday Monday the 22nd of April.

Fuel Regulations


The regulation of Dublin’s coal market came into force following the episodes of smog that blighted the City in the 1980s. The Air Pollution Act was introduced in 1987 and the Marketing, Sale and Distribution of Fuels Regulations came into force in September 1990.

The Regulations banned the sale of bituminous or ‘smoky’ coal in Dublin, but not the burning of it, and deemed that the sulphur content of low smoke solid fuel should not exceed 1.5%.



Ambient Sound Monitoring

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. 

Green-Schools Programme

Dublin City Council is pleased to support schools that are involved in the Green-Schools programme. 

Waste Classification Codes

Source Documents for Waste Codes

The various waste codes to be listed in Box 14 of the Notification and Shipment documents, and Box 10 of the Annex VII form can be sourced from the following documents.

Eastern Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study

A national programme of CFRAM Studies has being commissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW).   The CFRAM Studies are the principle vehicle for meeting the requirements of the EU Floods Directive and are in line with current National Flood Policy.  In brief, the CFRAM Studies programme has three principal milestones:

Lnight 2011 Contours

Night time (Ln) Sound Levels in Dublin from Traffic

For those who do not wish to download Google Earth to their computer to view our noise maps on our main page, this page provides an alternative plug-in which allows our sound contour files to be viewed. It is best viewed at maximum view and then ‘zooming out’ to the location you wish.