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The Council's Litter Wardens carry out patrols throughout the County daily.  Reports of dumping/littering are investigated by the Wardens and, where appropriate, an "on-the-spot" fine will be issued.  In cases where an on-the-spot remains unpaid, the Council will take legal action, which may result in a court prosecution.  Where the Litter Wardens deem a dumping incident to be particularly serious, the Council may issue a direct prosecution.

Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009, it is an offence to deposit any substance or object so as to create litter in a public place or in any place that is visible to any extent from a public place.  Residents are obliged to keep the land in front of and adjacent to their premises free from litter - such as front and side gardens.  Additionally, any land that can be viewed from a public place must be kept free from litter.

If your residents' association or community group would like advice from your areas Litter Warden, a meeting can be arranged.

To report incidents of litter/dumping, please contact the Litter Control Section at 01-2054817 or by email at environ@dlrcoco.ie

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