A-Z: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Food waste legislation

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency's legislation means all businesses that generate more than 5kg of food waste must have a separate food waste collection.

This law applies to:

  • commercial food businesses,
  • canteens,
  • social clubs,
  • schools, and
  • not-for-profit organisations.

It's the responsibility of the business to make the necessary arrangements to dispose of their waste. Our commercial waste service is one of many waste collection operators in the city that can provide a separate food waste collection service for you.

For more information, please call 028 9027 0735 or email

For more information please contact Northern Ireland Environment Agency.