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Littering and dumping is an offence under the Litter Pollution Acts, 2003 - 2009 as amended, and anyone identified doing so will be issued with an on-the-spot litter of €150.  If the fine is not paid, the Council will take legal action through the District Court, where the maximum fine which can be imposed is €3,000.

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On-the-sport fines (see previous paragraph) will be issued to anyone identified leaving items behind at any of the Council's bring banks.  When you have placed all your recyclable items into the relevant containers, please take any boxes/bags used to bring items to the bring banks away with you.  If the banks are full, all items, including boxes/bags used to bring the items to the bring banks, must be taken away.

Where a dumping incident is deemed particularly serious, a direct prosecution may be take by the Council without issuing an on-the-spot fine.

 

Appealing a Litter Fine:

If you feel that your fine was unfair or mistaken, you can lodge an appeal on the attached appeal form.   Appeals should be lodged within 21 days of the date of the fine, and may be submitted by email to environ@dlrcoco.ie or by post to the Litter Management Section.

A decision will be notified to you within 21 days of receipt of the appeal

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