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26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at

Full details can be found here.

Environmental Issues

Litter Fines Payment

Litter Management

The Council employs six Litter Wardens whose duties include:

  • investigation and prosecution of illegal dumping
  • issuing of on-the-spot fines for litter offences
  • prosecution of serious offences through the courts

The current on-the-spot fine for littering under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997 - 2003, is €150.00. If the matter is brought to the District Court and the offender is found guilty, the maximum fine can be up to €3,000.00.

Fines can be issued for a number of reasons, including

  • if you drop litter in a public place
  • if you do not keep your front garden and any footpath adjoining your house free from litter
  • if you put out bags or put your bin out in a manner that could cause litter - so be careful in the way you put out your rubbish for collection
  • allowing your dog to foul in a public place and not cleaning up afterwards (see page on Dog Control)

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