Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities

Dublin City, Cork County, Leitrim and Donegal County Councils

Our Mission

To protect and improve our high-quality natural environment by ensuring waste activities in Ireland are monitored, and waste legislation is enforced, in a consistent, coordinated and efficient manner in accordance with EU and national legislation and policy through a process of continuous improvement.


Implement EU and national legislation and policy to ensure a consistent approach to waste enforcement


Identify and manage national waste enforcement issues through a clearly defined strategy


Communicate and coordinate waste enforcement strategies and activities and work with relevant stakeholders to drive improved levels of compliance

Structures & Procedures

Drive improved performance and consistency of waste enforcement through clearly defined structures and procedures

Serious Waste Crime

Work with local authorities and other stakeholders to deal with serious environmental waste crime