Water, Waste and Environment

Proposal to Designate Areas as Quiet Areas

Dublin City Council has identified 8 areas for nomination to the Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government for delimiting as ‘Quiet Areas’.

The eight areas are:

Noise Action Plan for the Agglomeration of Dublin , December 2018 – July 2023

Dublin Agglomeration Noise Action Plan

On foot of the revision of the Dublin Agglomeration Noise Maps in 2017 the four local authorities within the Dublin Agglomeration carried out a review of the Noise Action Plan 2013-2018.

Green Waste Charges

Dublin City Council accepts Green Garden Waste at the following Bring Centres:


  • 49 –51 Windmill Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
  • Rathmines Waste Management Depot, Gullistan Terrace, Dublin 6


Brokers and Dealers Registration

The Waste Management (Registration of Brokers and Dealers) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 113 of 2008) provides for the introduction of a registration system for waste brokers and dealers. These regulations follow on from the Waste Management (Shipments of Waste) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 419 of 2007).

Shipments from Ireland to Non-OECD Countries

Exports to Non-OECD Countries

Under Article 37 of the new Waste Shipping Regulations 1013/2006 a questionnaire was sent to all countries in which the OECD Decision does not apply seeking confirmation of the procedure of export to these countries. Each country's response can be found by clicking on the website link below (information website only to ensure compliance with legislation and wishes of the country of destination):

Living in Apartments


Every building structure, including apartment buildings, must comply with certain legal requirements regarding fire safety.
In particular, building design must ensure that all persons are able to safely evacuate (or remain safely in their own unaffected apartment) in the event of fire and allow the fire services to access the premises in order to put the fire out.

Fire Safety Advice


The Fire Brigade provides Fire Safety advice and runs Fire Safety advice initiatives to highlight the dangers of fire and to provide any advice and help we can.

The 3 Golden Rules 

1. Escape Drill – plan and practice
2. Smoke Alarm – have two and test regularly
3. Survey your home and implement fire safety measures

Kids Corner

FAQ in relation to Fire Safety Certificates

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.