Litter Fine

Please ensure that you quote the Fine Number when making payment.

Infrastructure & Climate Change Department

County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire

Phone: 01 205 4700


Frequently Accessed

Littering and dumping is an offence under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997 - 2009 as amended, and anyone identified doing so will be issued with an on-the-spot litter fine 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 €4,000.

On-the-spot 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 taken by the council without issuing an on-the-spot fine.

To combat the problem of dumping at bring-banks, the Council installs CCTV at various times throughout the year.   This has proved very successful in identifying litter offenders.

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 or by post to the Litter Management Section, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.  A decision will be notified to you within 21 days of receipt of the appeal.

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