SIPTU wants waste collection to be brought back under the control of local authorities.
The call follows the RTE Investigates programme this week, which revealed widespread illegal practices within the industry, which the union terms "structural"
The programme ranked Kildare County Council 7th out of 30 councils in terms of performance on illegal dumping.
Between 2015 and 2016 .Kildare prosecuted 123 waste offenders between 2014 and 2016, almost 3 times the average
Donegal proved the poorest performing council in Ireland
Athy man, Adrian Kane, is SIPTU's Public Administration and Community Organiser.
Speaking to Kildare Today, he says the entire sector needs to be reformed.