Welcome to the Southern Region Waste Management Website

Welcome to the SRWMO website

Southern Waste Region - One more turn initiative

One more turn initiative

Southern Waste Region - One more week initiative

One more week initiative

Southern Waste Region - One more trip initiative

Co-ordinating the development and implementation of the Regional Waste Management Plan

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a process by which environmental considerations are integrated into the...

Regions for Recycling guidelines to help local and regional authorities improve their recycling strategies

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The draft regional waste management plan for the Southern Region was launched on November 18th & public consultation runs from now...

The draft Regional Waste Management Plan for the Southern Waste Region alongside the SEA Environmental Report & Habitats Natura...

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The Southern Region:

The Southern Region consists of the administrative areas of Carlow, Cork, Clare, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford County Councils, Limerick City and County Council, Waterford City and County Council and Cork City Council. The land area of the Region is approximately 29,589km2, which equates to about 42% of the total land area of the country.  Inland, the Region is bounded to the North by Counties Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Galway.  Coastal borders to the East, South and West comprise the Irish Sea, St. Georges Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean respectively.

The Southern Region is highly varied in terms of its landscape and waterways and creates an area of natural beauty making it a renowned tourist destination.  Tourism has become a major economic growth sector in general in the region.

The Role of the Southern Region Waste Management Office:

Philippa King

Philippa King, Regional Waste Coordinator:

Overall responsibility for managing the Regional Waste Management Office and ensuring that the Regional Waste Management Plan objectives and targets are delivered.

E-mail: philippa.king@limerick.ie

Phone: 061 496842

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy, Regional Waste Minimisation Advisor:

Responsibility for promoting waste prevention and minimisation for industry & business in the Region through personal contact and through local and regional initiatives.

E-mail: margaret.murphy@srwmo.ie

Phone: 061 496843

Carol Sweetnam

Carol Sweetnam, Executive Scientist:

Key role in the preparation of the draft Waste Management Plan for the SWR, in particular the collation of waste statistics and preparation of relevant chapters. Also have role in the facilitation of partner Local Authorities to meet their responsibilities under the enforcement & historic landfill task groups committees set up under the Governance of SWR.

Currently participating in the European funded Regions for Recycling (R4R) project, on behalf of the region.

E-mail: carol.sweetnam@srwmo.ie

Phone: 061 496841

Pauline McDonogh

Pauline McDonogh, Waste Prevention Co-ordinator:

Responsibility for co-ordination of the Prevention activities at community, SME and household level. Pauline also has responsibility for the delivering projects funded by the EPA as part of the Local Authority Prevention Network.

E-mail: pauline.mcdonogh@srwmo.ie

Phone: 061 496844

Southern Region Waste Management Office,
Lissanalta House,
Dooradoyle,
Co. Limerick.

Phone: 061 496 596
E-mail: info@srwmo.ie
@preventwaste

Now that recycling waste is now an everyday occurrence, we want to help you to Do 1 More Thing and prevent waste.

By repairing and reusing more everyday items we can all save money and time, once we get into the habit or learn more about repair.

Repair and reuse is higher up the waste hierarchy than recycling and disposal because its good for the environment, it saves resources and reduces disposal.

Repair & reuse requires a new way of thinking – it means moving away from using products once to using them over and over. It also means broadening our ideas about re-use of everyday items like shopping bags and plastic tubs, to really embrace reuse we need to stop and think before we recycle or dispose of anything at home.

Ideas include:

  • Altering or upcycling clothes rather than buying new ones;

  • Fixing a bike

  • Not always upgrading to the newest TV, gaming station or coffee machine

  • Salvaging parts from items to use during repair

Repair & reuse can open a whole new world and we can also learn new skills and engage with our local community in a new way through Repair Cafes, charity shops and voluntary organisations such as the Mens Shed.

Learn New Skills:

www.fixitclub.com Simple instructions & tips on troubleshooting and repairing household things that break by the bestselling “How does it work?” author Dan Ramsey.

www.tradeschool.coop/dublin Trade School Dublin is an alternative learning community that runs on barter (you give the teacher something small in return for the class/workshop). Trade School helps people share skills, ideas, experiences and resources.

www.ifixit.com iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. The website and free app includes guides on how to repair items and there is a forum for questions and answers.

Do 1 More thing – always think repair before disposal.