Household Waste

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 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  All submissions must include the name and address of the person/organisation making the submission.

Waste Management Bye-Law County Laois Draft 1 1


Refuse Disposal at Kyletalesha Landfill

Householders may use Kyletalesha landfill through our keyfob system for existing users. New users can pay with a credit / debit card on a pay as you go system. Please retain your receipt as proof.




Kyletalesha Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 1pm
  • Sundays/Bank/Public Holidays: Closed


Minimum Charge

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 €5 (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).


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