The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Your ultimate guide to managing household waste

Not sure what goes in which bin? Wondering what can and can’t be recycled? Not sure where you should dispose of bulky items? 

Check out, the definitive guide on household waste, provided by the Regional Waste Management offices in association with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The website offers a one-stop-shop for all matters relating to domestic waste and recycling, so, if you want to know what to do or where to go with your waste items, it can help!

The site includes:

  • Information on what to do with various types of household waste
  • An interactive map including all recycling facilities
  • A simple guide to recycling and a comprehensive list of everyday items that can be recycled
  • A list of items that can only be disposed of in the general waste bin
  • A list of items that should be disposed of as hazardous waste.


The site also provides information why it is important to manage waste responsibly and is designed to help progress Ireland’s waste targets which include a targeted household recycling and reuse rate of 65% by 2035.

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