Measures to combat dumping during Covid 19 Restrictions

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There has been a marked increase in dumping across the County since the introduction of Covid 19 restrictions.

We attribute this to a number if things including the following:

  • Individuals who used their workplace to dispose of black bags (residual) waste can no longer do so
  • Individuals who use a pay by lift/tag/monthly payment for waste may not now be in a position to do so
  • More waste is produced due to more people in each household over a longer period of time each day

This presents a number of challenges to Meath County Council.  In particular our staff are now retrieving bags of waste from roadsides, often split open, potentially hazardous or carrying infected materials.

With this in mind, the Council is waiving the existing €5 charge for a bin bag (black sack) of waste at Navan, Trim and Kells Recycling centres.  The €2 gate fee has already been removed.

All day to day household waste can be taken to the  centres free of charge from Friday 17th April.

All recyclables must be removed and recycled where possible, with remaining waste in bags accepted free of charge for disposal.

Please contact a staff member on site for assistance.

Note charges remain in place for bulky household material. Note also there will be free collections of bulky household material later in the year when restrictions are eased.

Queries to environment@meathcoco.ie

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