Mayo County Council is ranked in 24th place of 30 local authorities in terms of regulating and enforcing waste services.
RTE Investigates carried out an analysis of the activities of local authorities in the waste sector over a 3-year period.
Donegal was found to be the poorest-performing local authority in terms of its inspection rates of facilities and its investment in waste services, while Wicklow was deemed the best council for managing waste services
The study found that, across the country, there's a lack of consistency in staffing levels for waste enforcement, the amount of money spent on waste regulation, the rate of inspections carried out on waste facilities, and the number of actions taken against those who break the law.
Of 30 areas surveyed, Mayo is in 24th place.
The study found that, between 2015 and 2016, Mayo Co Co spent €11.23 per person on waste services v- which is €6 per person less than the national average.
Mayo Co Co carried out 52 inspections on waste facilities between 2014 and 2016, which is less than half the national average.
The council took 34 enforcement actions during that time, which is two-thirds less than the national average.
Roscommon County Council performed much better, and is ranked in third place out of 30 local authorities, spending €19.35 per person on waste services.