The Council's six Litter Wardens carry out daily patrols throughout the county. 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 on dealing with litter/dumping in your area, or to report incidents of litter/dumping, please contact the Litter Control Section at 01-2054700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org