Litter & Dumping

Litter is defined in the Litter Pollution Act, 1997 as “a substance or object, whether or not intended as waste that, when deposited in a place other than a litter receptacle or other place lawfully designated for the deposit, is or is likely to become unsightly, deleterious, nauseous or unsanitary, whether by itself or with any other such substance or object, and regardless of its size or volume or the extent of the deposit”.

Litter Management Plan 2021-2024
In accordance with the requirements of the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2003, Waterford City & County Council have made the Waterford City & County Council Litter Management Plan 2021-2024.
A copy of the Litter Management Plan 2021–2024 is available at the links shown below:

·  Litter Management Plan 2021–2024
·  Plean Um Bainistiú Bruscair 2021-2024

Bye Laws 

Adopted Bye- Laws for the Prevention and Control of Litter 2023
Please note that Waterford City & County Council has adopted new Bye-Laws, in accordance with Section 21 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and Section 199(1) of the Local Government Act 2001 and in accordance with Part 19 of the Local Government Act 2001, for the Prevention and Control of Litter in the administrative area of Waterford City & County Council.

Please read “Waterford City and County Council (Prevention and Control of Litter) Byelaws 2023” here.

Report Littering !

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