What’s my number?

Grass-cutting team's van at Ballyconnell ...

... and van at Riversdale

Notice that both vehicles have the same number on their sides:


What is it?

It’s Waterways Ireland’s Waste Collection Permit number, issued by Dublin City Council to Waterways Ireland at its Enniskillen address, but handled by the Environment Officer in WI’s Scarriff office. The permit allows WI staff to pick up rubbish along their waterways in counties Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Fingal, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon, South Dublin and Westmeath and in Dublin and Limerick cities. It will expire on 17 June 2014, so the link above may stop working after that.

Note that WI is not permitted to pick up dogshit (if that’s what “animal by-products” are) or batteries.

WI has 92 vehicles authorised to pick up waste.

Isn’t that interesting? What a lot of stuff WI staff have to know about and what a lot of regulations they have to comply with.





One response to “What’s my number?

  1. Pingback: Waterways Ireland disposals of property | Irish waterways history

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