Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2018

Environmental Awareness
Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable?

If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2018. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.

Does Your Project Qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.

A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at:

How to Apply
Applications forms are available from www.monaghan.ie or directly from Environmental Services, Monaghan County Council, Carrickmacross, Civic Offices, Riverside Road Carrickmacross. 042 9661240 contact person: Mary McCoy mmccoy@monaghancoco.ie

Applications must be made to no later than 5pm, 20 June 2018 on official application form to the above address or via email to mmccoy@monaghancoco.ie
For general information on the Scheme please or to discuss a project contact Nial O’Connor 042 9661240

Download application form below:

LA21 Application Form 2018 (Word Doc.)

Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008


Monaghan County Council is inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008).

The Directive requires that water quality at all identified bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there. City and County councils are required under the 2008 Regulations to identify bathing waters on an annual basis.

This consultation process provides the public with an opportunity to:

  • comment on existing identified bathing waters with a view to continuation of classification.
  • comment on other bathing waters not currently identified but which may be considered for classification.


Comments are invited from interested parties and should be submitted to:

Monaghan County Council,
Environmental Services,
Civic Offices,
Riverside Rd.,
Co. Monaghan.

Or email to : envservices@monaghancoco.ie

Closing date for submissions is 22nd June 2018.

Identification Of Bathing Waters PDF >>

Free Recycling Event – Get Your Bin Sorted!

New recycling rules came into place recently and many people are confused about what type of waste can go into their household recycling bins. Come along to a free workshop on May 12th to get these questions answered. Organised by The Recycling Ambassador Programme and Carrickmacross Tidy Towns, we will show you what you can recycle in your household bin in this free interactive workshop. The Recycling Workshops are being offered to help people improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to get your recycling bin sorted. We will also have an information session on composting and how to get the most form your compost bin. Children welcome. The venue is Carrickmacross Recycling Centre, Convent Lands on Saturday May 12th at 11am. Thanks to McElvaney Waste for hosting this event.

Dréachtphlean um Bhainistiú Bruscair 2018-2020

Tá Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin tar éis an Plean um Bhainistiú Bruscair do Chontae Mhuineacháin a athbhreithniú faoi Alt 10 den Acht um Thruailliú ó Bhruscar 1997-2009. Tá an dréachtphlean anois ar fáil, saor in aisce, le hagaidh srcúdú agus tuairimí, ón suíomh idirlín www.monaghan.ie nó ó Sheirbhísí Comhshaoil, fón 042 9661240.

Más maith le haon duine nó eagraíocht tuairim a sheoladh faoi, féadfar é sin a dhéanamh trí r-phost a sheoladh chuig litter@monaghancoco.ie nó trí scríobh chuig An tOifigeach Riaracháin, Seirbhísí Comhshaoil, Oifigí Cathartha Charraig Mhachaire Rois, Bóthar Cois Abhann, Carraig Mhachaire Rois, Co Mhuineacháin A81 HY83 roimh an Aoine 1 Meitheamh 2018.

Dréachtphlean um Bhainistiú Bruscair 2018-2020 (Word Doc.)



Draft Litter Management Plan 2018-2020

Monaghan County Council has under Section 10 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997-2009 reviewed the Litter Management Plan for County Monaghan. The draft plan for the period 2018-2020 is available, free of charge, for inspection and comment, from www.monaghan.ie website or from Environmental Services, telephone 042 9661240

Any person or organisation wishing to make comment, can do so by, emailing litter@monaghancoco.ie or by writing to, Administrative Officer, Environmental Services, Carrickmacross Civic Offices, Riverside Rd., Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan A81 HY83 before Friday 1st June 2018

Draft Litter Plan 2018 2020 (Word Doc)

Plean Bainistiú Dramhaíola 2018-2020 (Word Doc)

Spring Clean Launched

With the long evening upon us, hundreds of volunteers from right around County Monaghan from Killany to Carrickroe will be giving up their free time to get involved in this year’s Spring Clean. Now in its 20th year, Spring Clean is Ireland’s biggest and most successful anti- litter initiative.

Monaghan County Council provide a range of supports to communities who wish to participate from provision of free litter pickers and bags and bag collection to a skip service for the biggest clean ups.

If you would like to get involved here are some simple steps

  1. For litter pickers and bags please contact your local Municipal District Office
  2. For bag collection or skip please contact Environmental Services  on 042 9661240 or  litter@monaghancoco.ie
  3. All groups should register with www.nationalspringclean.org, once your event is registered you will be insured by National Spring Clean.
  4. National Spring Clean will also provide you with some resources like tabards and bags
  5. Monaghan County Council’s Road Safety Officer currently has some free high vis vests, Adrian can be contacted on roadsafetyofficer@monaghancoco.ie
  6. For any help on Spring Clean contact Nial or Mary in Environmental Services on 0429661240.