How do you dispose of your waste?
A Carlow County Council investigation team has carried out 130 door to door inspections in Carlow over waste disposal with a further 50 to be carried out in the coming weeks.
From October 10 of last year, Carlow County Council Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste Bye-Laws came into force.
If you live in an area with a population centre greater than 500 persons you must segregate your waste as follows: Brown Bin - Organic Waste; Recyclable Bin - Mixed Dry Recyclables; General Waste Bin - Other Waste.
If you chose not to use an authorised collector, you can continue to use an authorised waste facility but must retain a receipt of disposal.
Burning of household waste and/or evidence of burning is prohibited under the Waste Mangement (Prohibition of Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009.
Failure to comply with the Waste Bye-Laws will result in a €75 on-the-spot being issued.
Following adoption, an information leaflet outlining the regulations and obligations was prepared and 28,000 leaflets circulated to every household within population centres greater than 500 persons (>500).
An investigation team was established and door to door investigations commenced with an initial focus in the Bagenalstown Area.
To date, 130 homes have been inspected for compliance with a further 50 to be inspected in the coming weeks. Information is being compiled and recorded by the local authority in relation to these investigations.
Reminder letters to those who have not yet responded will be issued with a 7-day notice to respond.