The following are useful links:

The National Waste Collection Permit Office:

Department of the Environment:

Environmental Protection Agency:

My Waste:

Stop Food Waste:

Environmental  Business Supports​: This resource gives free assistance to companies through on-line tools, telephone helpline or on-site support. The EcoMerit Programme for businesses provides review visits and guidance regarding energy, water and waste and related cost savings. Businesses can achieve EcoMerit certification based on specific environmental criteria. Enterprise Ireland lean and green website which provides useful information and guides, as well as details of environmental supports for Enterprise Ireland clients. The Green Hospitality Programme provides Resource Efficiency Advice, Support and Consulting to the Tourism & Hospitality sector across Ireland. also offers an environmental certification programme which is the only Irish developed certification standard for the whole hospitality sector. The Tipperary Green Business Network provides information and activities that help keep its members up to date in the latest Resource Efficiency best practices.

Upcycling & Reuse:

Local authorities of the Southern Waste Region: @Carlow_Co_Co @ClareCoCo @corkcitycouncil @Corkcoco @countykerry @KilkennyNotices @LimerickCouncil @TipperaryCoCo @WaterfordCounci @wexfordcoco

Staff Details

Margaret Murphy

Margaret Murphy, Resource Efficiency Officer:

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


Phone: 061 556843 

Ursula Aherne

Ursula Aherne, Executive Scientist

Patricia Fogarty

Patricia Fogarty, Administrator

Carol Sweetnam

Carol Sweetnam, Historic Landfill Officer

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.


Phone: 061 556841 


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.


Phone: 061 556842 

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.


Phone: 061 556844