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)