Kyletalesha Landfill

Please note the tipping head at Kyletalesha Landfill will be closed on the 8th of December from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m so no domestic / household was can be accepted during this time.  It will re-open from 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m.

The Recycling Centre will be operating as usual from 8 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



Laois County Council operate the sole landfill site for the County at Kyletalesha. The landfill site operates under Environmental Protection Agency Waste Licence since May 2000. The landfill site accepts waste at a rate of up to a maximum of 47,100 tonnes per year.

Monday to Friday: 8.00 am to 3.30 pm.
Saturday: 8.00 am to 1.00 pm,
Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed.

In the interests of the health, safety and welfare of staff and members of the public, please take note of Covid 19 control measures on all sites.

Access to Kyletalesha Landfill is by keyfob. Information on acquiring a keyfob and how it works may be obtained from here
Please note the following important information regarding waste disposal at Kyletalesha Landfill:

  • Current arrangements for existing and new domestic customers remains the same i.e. access by weighbridge and keyfob.


With effect from the 4th January 2021, the following revised landfill charges, including levy and VAT, will apply at Kyletalesha Landfill Site:

Standard Black Bag Waste:  For weights less than or equal to 40kg:  €5 per bag or a minimum charge of €10, whichever is the lowest.

Green/Garden Waste:   For weights less than or equal to 40kg:  €2.50 per bag or minimum charge of €10, whichever is the lowest. The Green/Garden Waste Charge only applies to homeowners bringing domestic grass and hedge cuttings and does not apply to Green Waste material from commercial enterprises etc.  This Green/Garden Waste Charge does not apply to timber. Normal weighbridge charge will apply – €200 per tonne or a minimum charge of €15 for weights less than or equal to 40kg.

All Other Waste:   Normal weighbridge charge – €200 per tonne or a minimum charge of €15 for weights less than or equal to 40kg.

New customers please note from the 9th of January 2017 there is a €65 charge for a new fob account, with a credit of €65 being applied to the account balance.
Please Note: keyfobs must be in a credit balance of at least €15.00 to gain entry to the landfill. If a keyfob is misplaced, there will a €20 charge for a replacement fob.

Phone Number: (057) 8620653

Portlaoise Civic Amenity Site

The Civic Amenity Site at the Kyletalesha landfill facility is directly managed, operated & staffed by Laois County Council.

Co-operation and patience is sought from all users of the facility to ensure that the civic amenity site operates in an efficient and safe manner. Members of the public are requested to follow the instructions of site staff when using the facility.

Please note that Hard plastics will now be accepted at the Civic Amenity Site.

The following revised charges will apply from the 04th January 2021:

Vehicle Type/Waste Type     Gate Charge

Car/Small Van/Jeep                  €5.00

Single-Axle Trailer                    €10.00

Double-Axle Trailer                  €15.00

Large Van                                  €15.00

Large Van & Trailer                  €25.00


Waste Material                         Charge

Mattresses                                   €20 each

Paint                                             €1.00 per can

Waste Oils (Cooking & Engine) €2.00 Minimum Fee  /   €8.00 for 5 Gallons

Car Tyres                                     €1.00 per Tyre

Electrical Items only                 Free


The charges for mattresses, paint, waste oil and tyres will be charged in addition to the gate fee charges, when a customer arrives with other recyclable materials.

The preferred method of payment is by card payment terminals provided on-site.

It is not proposed to make any changes to the exiting charges at the Civic Amenity Site in Portarlington at this stage.


Waste Disposal at Public Tipping Area
All refuse bags will have to be placed into compactors by keyfob holder (i.e bins cannot be directly tipped into the compactor).  Bulky waste will be accepted at the Recycling Centre as per the charges provided above.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance to Laois County Council.  Customers are advised to pay particular attention to signage and relevant Health & Safety guidelines which are advertised on site.
Trailer covers must be used when visiting the landfill, otherwise entry will be refused. Unsecured waste may cause litter pollution.

Laois County Council Landfill Site Environmental Policy Statement: The Policy of this facility is to protect the environment and to provide information to our customers to help reduce their dependence on landfill.

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