The prevention of litter act 1997

We came across an interesting section of the The prevention of litter act 1997 (full copy of the bye-law linked to below) which places an onus on owners of private property to maintain a clean and clear area free of litter.

We draw your attention specifically to Section 3 of part 2 of the act which requires the owner or occupier of a property which has an outdoor area visible from a public place to keep such an area free of litter. Failure to do so can result in a fine or prosecution by the local authority.  This is something that can be reported to Dublin City Council who are then obliged to take action.

Download a full copy of the Bye-Laws for the Prevention and Control of Litter