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Hazardous Waste

Items such as waste paint tins, fluorescent tubes, weedkiller, waste oil, etc., should not be disposed of along with your household waste.  Special collections are organised by Longford Co. Co.  For further information contact the Environment Section at 043-3343300.

Asbestos Removal

Householders frequently contact Longford Co. Council’s Environment Section requesting a list of certified Asbestos Removal Contractors.  Longford Co. Council does not maintain such a list but hopes that the following information will be of assistance.    Regarding asbestos removal, there are three stages and all are regulated under different systems:

  1. Authorised dismantling and packaging,
  2. Authorised transport, and, 
  3. Acceptance at an authorised waste facility

Note - it is a good idea to check at the outset with your contractor if he/she will be taking responsibility for both removal and transport of asbestos wastes. You will be entitled to receive receipts from your contractor confirming authorised removal of your wastes to an authorised waste treatment facility and to inspect and verify any permits or certificates of competency he/she claims to possess.

1.  Certified Asbestos Removal Contractors

We are informed that the following organisation can be contacted for a register of certified Asbestos Removal Contractors:
Republic of Ireland Asbestos Removal Contractors Association, Unit 1 Stretton Business Park 2, Brunel Drive, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0BY.
T 01283 566467
F 01283 505770
E info@arca.org.uk
W www.arca.ie

The Irish Health and Safety Authority (HSA) does not currently provide an approved Asbestos Removal Contractors Register so it is up to the householder to carry out the usual checks to ensure that the contractor is competent and certified.  However, a guide for householders has been produced by the HSA - the "HSA Homeowners guide” can be found at:- http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Construction/homeowners_guidance.pdf 
In addition, contact details for the Health and Safety Authority if required, are as follows: 
LoCall: 1890 289 389 (between 9:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday) / Fax: 01 614 7125
Email: wcu@hsa.ie
or write to one of its field offices e.g.
Athlone Field Officer,
Block A, 2nd Floor,
Monksland Retail Business Park,

2.   Authorised transport of waste asbestos

The transport of waste is regulated by a number of regulations but primarily under a permitting system managed by the National Waste Collection Permit Office.  If you want a list of contractors permitted to transport any particular type of waste, including asbestos, in your area you should contact the National Waste Collection Permit Office, Aras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.  Tel 057-9357428.  Email contactus@nwcpo.ie.  Web:  www.nwcpo.ie.

3.  Removal of asbestos wastes to authorised waste facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency is the regulatory authority charged with licensing hazardous waste facilities in the state, including facilities accepting waste asbestos.  The register can be inspected at www.epa.ie.
Please contact the Environment Section of Longford County Council at 043-3343300 if you have any further queries on Waste Management.

 4. Further Information.