Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland


This guidance if for householders only.

It provides information on how to deal with a number of issues that affect householders, from disposal of hazardous materials to dealing with disputes between neighbours.

Reuse of household goods

How do I reuse/pass on household goods in good condition?

Household materials: If you can’t reuse then recycle

Local Authorities run kerbside recycling services which will collect a wide range of waste materials and arrange for recycling.

What do I do if the council doesn’t accept my waste?

Householders can often come across materials or objects that don’t look like they can be put into waste bin.

Neighbour problems: Noisy Neighbours, High hedges and other disputes

Disputes between neighbours can be caused by a number of factors

Septic tanks

Information for householders who have septic tanks. Good ways to make sure your septic tank is working properly.

Nuisance from local business - odours, noise etc

Noise, odours, excessive traffic movements, and disturbance at night are among the types of nuisance that can be caused by businesses to a local community.

Private burials

If you plan to have a burial on private land you should consult with your local council and the police in advance.

Illegal waste dumping/fly tipping

If you find fly-tipped waste then you should report it.

Getting households energy efficient – what to do and where to get help

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combating rising energy prices.

Covid-19 contminated waste (e.g. tissues etc)

What to do with used tissues if you think you have Covid-19

Is it pollution? The seashore

Things you might see at the seaside. Are they caused by pollution or not?

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