Wednesday, 11th July 2012
If you are doing some DIY this summer, you may come across items that you want to dispose of but you don't know how to dispose of. Below are some suggestions for disposing of bulky items, batteries, oils, etc.
All items listed below can be brought free of charge to Kilbarry Civic Amenity Site :
- Glass - Green, Brown & Clear
- Waste Oil
- Waste Electronic and Electrical Items Alternatively under the WEEE Regulations, any electrical item (such as a fridge) can be returned to the shop where you bought your new fridge. Or if you have your old fridge disconnected and ready to be taken away from your door when the shop delivers your new fridge, they must take it away free of charge.
Bin tags and waiver tags are no longer accepted as payment for items at Kilbarry Recycling Centre; payment can now be made by purchasing tags from a machine on site. The machine can accept €1 and €2 coins along with €5, €10, €20 and €50 notes. Correct change is needed as change can not be given on site. All major credit cards are now also accepted at this site. Please phone 379615 or 849563 to enquire about prices.
You can also arrange for Waterford City Council to collect any bulky item from your door. Waterford City Council's bulky goods collection service is available throughout the year to any of its customers for a very reasonable cost. The price depends on the item and can be paid for in wheeled bin tags. Enquiries about dates for collection and costs can be made from Environmental Services at 849563. Simply quote your bin account number when making a booking. You can also bring the bulky items such as couches, wardrobes, etc to Kilbarry Civic Amenity Site for a reduced price.
Batteries can be also brought to Kilbarry Recycling Centre for recycling free of charge or you can leave waste batteries at any shop that sells batteries, even if you are not buying new ones. (Note: Retailers are only obligated to take back batteries if they sell that type of battery; for example, retailers will not have to take back a car battery if they only sell batteries suitable for a torch or remote control.)
Paint tins and aerosols are accepted at Kilbarry Recycling Centre at a cost of a €4 bin tag for 1 – 8 aerosols or a €4 bin tag for 1 – 5 tins of paint. This includes partially full tins of paint.
Compiled by Environmental Services, Waterford City Council.
For further information contact Ella Ryan, Environment Awareness Officer, Waterford City Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford.
Telephone: 051 849938. Website:
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