Not sure what goes in which bin? Here’s a quick and simple overview to help make sure you put your waste in the right place.
- Recycling: To keep up with international standards in recycling we have drawn up a list of the materials you can put in your recycling bin. Please make sure items are clean, dry and loosely placed.
Please do not put general waste, compost or hazardous materials in your recycling bin. For more detailed information on what can and cannot be recycled please check out our this list.
- General waste: Your general waste bin can hold general refuse, nappies, aluminium foil, animal waste, cold ashes, netting from oranges/onions, and even the contents of your hoover! Please check out our list.
Please do not put recyclables, compost or hazardous materials in your general waste.
- Compost: Your compost bin can hold kitchen food scraps, fruits, vegetables, bread, cakes, biscuits, eggs and dairy, out of date food, plant trimmings, cooked and raw foods, tea leaves, tea bags, meat, fish, poultry and bones, grass clippings, leaves, cut flowers, and old plants. Please check out our list.
Please do not put recyclables, general waste, or hazardous materials in your compost bin.
Additional information is also available via the My Waste Ireland website and their ‘A-Z of all things waste’.