About WERS

Household Waste Collection Galway
About WERS

How did WERS Start

WERS started in Feb 1989 providing a wheelie bin service to customers in North Galway.

In the 1980’s the Gleeson family were a typical family living in North Galway and coming from a farming back ground. Unemployment was very high in the 1980’s the 3 Gleeson brother. Pat Martin and Paul were finished school and college and employment prospects were dismal.

Their father James Gleeson historically ran a dairy herd outside Tuam milking cows and distributing milk door to door in the Tuam area. He suggested to us that we put our resources together and restart the family business.

That they did and developed a huge customer base in North Galway and the dairy business went from strength to strength employing up 18 people.

In approximately June 1988 a local newspaper advertised that the local authorities were going to implement charges for the collection and disposal of waste.

This then planned a seed in Paul Gleeson’s head that waste would be a commercial business venture.

In the next 15 months, plans were put in place, bin truck and wheelie bins were purchased and the company formed, bin collection had started.

WERS were one of the first companies to introduce the wheelie bin system in the country. This was a new revolution in the collection of waste, gone were the old dust bins and 4 or 5 operators on the back a bin lorry manually lifting bags and dust bins of waste.

The experience we gained from the milk business and the support of our customers was invaluable to our success in setting up the waste company.

About WERS Bin collection

Who are WERS

Domestic Waste Collection Galway Mayo Roscommon Leitrim Sligo and Donegal. Established in 1989 WERS Recycling, continues to grow from strength to strength, offering a wide range of domestic and commercial waste collection, recycling, compost and environmental services to over 20,000 customers throughout Connacht. We employ over 90 people in our licensed facilities in our company
At WERS our aim is to provide all out customers with a reliable service which will be cost effective and environmentally friendly. We provide full transparency in waste and recycling materials collected from you our customers

What we do

We supply waste and recycling collections to both domestic and commercial business in Counties Galway Mayo Roscommon Leitrim Sligo and Donegal

  1. We will provide a regular and reliable collection service and process your waste in a professional and environmentally sound manner.
  2. All service provision will be carried out in line with current local and national legislation and in line with sustainable waste management practices. Our National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) waste collection permit number is NWCPO -09-03608 and the details of the permit can be viewed at www.nwcpo.ie.
  3. We will provide you with timely, relevant and clear information regarding your collections, including temporary changes resulting from public holidays or adverse weather conditions.
  4. We will consider any reasonable special requests that individual households may have.
  5. We will explain clearly what our service rules are and the reasons for them.
  6. We will respond to formal complaints we receive about our services in a timely and professional manner.
  7. We will ensure that there are no direct impediments to you switching your service provider should you wish to do so.
  8. We will design our service and carry out collections in a way that minimises litter and odour nuisance.
  9. We will offer a 3 Bin service (to facilitate the segregation of residual waste, recyclables and food/bio waste) in line with the relevant regulations in relation to food/bio waste [the European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015].

The frequency of collection will be as follows:

  • Residual Waste Bin— Fortnightly.
  • Recyclable Waste Bin — Fortnightly.
  • Food & Bio Waste Bin —Fortnightly.

How we do it

We supply a 3 bin system to our customers in urban areas and 2 bin system to rural areas ,

  • Waste Bin
  • Recycling Bin
  • Compost Bin