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Household waste kg/capita RoI 2012


Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)

Subject Keywords: Living conditions. Health Behaviours and Environments. Housing. Waste
Catalogue: Data
Type: Data
Region: Administrative County
Carlow County
Cavan County
Clare County
Cork City
Cork County
Donegal County
Dublin City
Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
Galway City
Galway County
Kerry County
Kildare County
Kilkenny County
Laois County
Leitrim County
Limerick City
Limerick County
Local Health Office
Longford County
Louth County
Mayo County
Meath County
Monaghan County
North Tipperary
Offaly County
Roscommon County
Sligo County
South Dublin
South Tipperary
Waterford City
Waterford County
Westmeath County
Wexford County

Weight (Kg) of household waste collected which is sent to landfill

Numerator: LGMA, 2012
Denominator: Census, 2011

It should be noted that local authorities have experienced considerable difficulty obtaining accurate and timely data from private sector operators. This can affect the quality of the data that is presented.

Date data covers:
01/01/2012 to 31/12/2012

Indicator numerator:
Kgs of household waste

Indicator denominator:
Census population

Cautionary notes:
All data for 2012 has been compiled directly by the National Waster Central Permitting Office from Waste Collection Permit Annual Returns. The methodology for calculating these Service Indicators has been standardised and may result in some variation from previous years. As a result, the quality of the data has improved but is not directly comparable with 2011 or previous years. Division between local authority areas in particular City and County Boundaries may cause anomalies in the data. 1. Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Waterford County Council reported Local Authority collections only prior to 2012. 2012 data includes both public and private waste collection services. 2. Leakage of data has occurred in some areas due to changes in service providers. Data may not be reported accurately when a waste collector exits the market. 3. Waste Collection Service privatized in Dublin City and South Dublin County Council in January 2012. 4. Previously reported data for Cork County included Cork City. 5. Some collectors can only provide an estimate of households served particularly where tag-a-bag or tag-a-bin services are provided. Apartment numbers estimated by most waste collectors where accurate figures were not available. 6. Roscommon County Council included an estimate in previous years of the number of households availing of civic amenity sites not included in 2012 data. a) Leitrim County Council - Increase in total tonnage collected and decrease in kerbside recycling collected have resulted in reduced kerbside recycling % figure. b) Longford County Council - Figures for recycling have dramatically reduced from previous years. This is due to the fact that in previous years one private operator carried out trommeling on their Black Bin waste resulting in 50% of Black Bin waste going as organic fines for stabilisation on landfills - This was categorised as Recycling Waste, thereby increasing the tonnages of waste recycled & reducing the tonnages of waste going to landfills. However, since 2012, Landfills nationwide are no longer accepting organic fines for stabilization.

Household waste kg/capita RoI 2012



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Suggested citation:

Local Government Management Agency (LGMA). (2014) Household waste kg/capita RoI 2012 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 27th February 2020].


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