Water, Waste and Environment

Useful Links

Links to Sustainability Resources

European and International Policy on Climate Action

Ireland is a party to both the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, which together provide an international legal framework for addressing climate change.

The Paris Agreement which entered into force in November 2016 aims to restrict global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.  Ireland’s contribution to the Paris Agreement is via Nationally Determined Contributions which are binding EU targets to ensure a reduction of at least 40% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Green List Waste

Green Listed waste refers to shipments of non-hazardous waste for recovery within and from the EU.
The following links contain more information on the classification of Green List Waste, procedures for export and details of the fee structure in place from the 12th July 2008.

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.

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

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.

Pay or Appeal a Litter Fine

Pay or appeal a litter fine

Litter is a major problem in Dublin. To change the behaviour of some people and businesses, our Litter Wardens issue fines against those who have been caught littering.

Pay a litter fine

If you have been issues with a litter fine, you can pay the penalty by contacting us at the address below.