Draft Waste Management (Storage, Presentation and Segregation of Household and Commercial Waste) Bye-laws
Local Government Act 2001 – Part 19 & Section 199(1)
Waste Management Act 1996 – Section 35(1)Notice is hereby given that Laois County Council pursuant to Section 35(1) of the Waste Management Act 1996 and Section 199(1) of the Local Government Act 2001 and in accordance with Part 19 of the Local Government Act 2001 proposes to make new Bye-Laws to regulate and control the Storage, Presentation and Segregation of Household and Commercial Waste within its functional area. It is proposed to make provision in the Bye-Laws for the imposition of a fixed payment of €75 in respect of a contravention of a Bye-Law as an alternative to a prosecution, as provided for in Section 206 of the Local Government Act 2001.The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection at:
Laois County Council Offices, Aras An Chontae from 5th June 2018 until 3rd August 2018, between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. A copy of the draft Bye-Laws may also be obtained free of charge from this location.
They are also available for inspection at Laois County Council Public Libraries (during normal opening hours) or may be viewed online at https://www.laois.ie.Laois County Council will consider any submissions made in relation to the Draft Bye-Laws. Such submissions can be made in writing before 5 pm on 10th August 2018 to: Mr. Donal Brennan, Director of Services, Environment Department, Laois County Council, Aras An Chontae or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions must include the name and address of the person/organisation making the submission.
Refuse Disposal at Kyletalesha Landfill
Householders may use Kyletalesha landfill through our keyfob system. To gain entry to the landfill site, you must use our ‘keyfob’ system. The purpose of the keyfob is to encourage waste reduction and recycling as the less your waste weighs, the less you pay.
Purchase a Keyfob
Initially, to purchase a keyfob at our Cash Office located in Áras an Chontae (County Hall in Portlaoise), you are required to present 2 forms of identification (a utility bill and a photo ID). The Cash Office is open Monday – Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
The keyfob credit system works similar to a mobile phone top up system and the minimum credit purchase that can be made is €15. You can top up your keyfob in a number of ways including (but you will need 2 forms of ID to top up your keyfob account):
- At the Cash Office, Áras an Chontae Tel: (057)-8674308
- By visiting our Online Payments section
- By using your credit card at Kyletalesha Landfill (no cash is accepted at Kyletalesha Landfill).
If you lose your keyfob, a replacement keyfob will cost €20.
Kyletalesha Opening Hours
- Monday – Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
- Saturday: 8am to 1pm
- Sundays/Bank/Public Holidays: Closed
Every time you visit, a minimum charge of €15 (up to 40kgs) is payable when you are disposing of waste at Kyletalesha Landfill.
Dry recyclables can be deposited at Portlaoise Recycling Centre, which is located on the same site (i.e. you do not need a keyfob to gain access to the recycling centre). Full details of the Recycling Centre can be found here. The cost is €4 (exact change required) per visit. Electrical appliances (WEEE goods) are accepted free of charge.
Refuse collection for householders in Co. Laois is privatised. Details of permitted collectors are available from the Environment Section on (057)-8674322. Remember, it is extremely important to use a waste collector that has an authorised waste collection permit (otherwise if your refuse is given to a ‘man and a van’, who illegally dumps your refuse, you are still legally responsible for it).