You are responsible for your waste, from when it leaves your front gate to where it ends up for disposal. Under the Waste Management Regulations all waste collectors must have a valid Waste Collection Permit. If a ‘man with a van’ arrives at your gate seeking to take and dispose of your waste, there is every chance that your waste will end up dumped in a bog, in a field or on the beach.
Do not give your waste to bogus collectors. Check their waste collection permit. Do not allow bogus collectors to profit from the destruction of your environment. If you are approached by a bogus collector, please report it to Meath County Council in confidence.
If the Council cleans it up you are paying on the double, paying the bogus collector and paying again through your taxes to have it removed. If it can be linked to you – you will pay a third time – a court fine.
Contact the Environment Section on 046 9097200 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.