Household waste in Louth has increased by 3,819 tonnes

Household waste collected in Co.Louth has increased by 3,819 tonnes compared to 2009 figures, according to a new report published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Household waste collected in Co.Louth has increased by 3,819 tonnes compared to 2009 figures, according to a new report published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The report found that the increase in household waste collected in Louth does not reflect national trends which has seen a decrease in personal consumption in the economic downturn, despite an increase in population.

Ireland’s municipal waste - commercial, household and street cleaning waste - decreased by 3.6% between 2009 and 2010 and has decreased 16% overall since its highest level in 2007.

Ms Fiona McCoole, EPA Office of Climate, Licensing and Resource Use said: “People in Louth can visit Stop Food Waste at Stopfoodwaste.ie and BeGreen at Epa.ie/whatwedo/resource/begreen to learn about simple ways of managing and reducing waste while saving money and helping the environment.