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Draft Bye-Laws for the Prevention and Control of Litter

Waterford City and County Council is inviting members of the public to observe a draft copy of the Prevention and Control of Litter Bye-Laws 2022, and invites observations or submissions on same.

Some of the provisions made in the draft bye-laws include that the occupier of any premises used for the sale of confectionery, food, drink or nicotine containing products; a public market; must ensure an adequate number of litter bins are in place.  The occupier will also be responsible for removing all litter within 100m.  Bus and rail stations, airports or seaports; or a retail shopping centres, must also ensure an adequate number of litter bins are in place.

The occupier of any premises that is used as a licensed premises; a cinema, theatre, concert hall or leisure centre, an amusement arcade or an area for other indoor or outdoor sport or recreation; a bookmaking business; a hairdressers, barbers, or beauty salon; or a third level educational institution or college must also ensure that an adequate number of cigarette bins are provided.

The occupier of a premises using shopping trolleys shall install a trolley loss prevention device on each trolley to prevent the unauthorised taking of trolleys or to assist in the trolley’s recovery.

There will be fixed penalty notices issued to any persons found in contravention of the bye-laws.

A copy of the bye-laws is available for public inspection on the Waterford City and County Council website and also available for public inspection, free of charge, at the offices of Waterford City and County Council in Baileys New Street, Waterford, and in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, during normal office hours (daily from 9.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank and Public Holidays) until September 15th 2022.

A copy of the Draft bye-laws will be given free of charge to any person applying for it at these offices.

The public and other interested parties are invited to submit observations regarding the proposed bye-laws from the date of the publication of this notice up to 4.00pm, September 23rd 2022 and any submissions or observations received during this period shall be considered by Waterford City and County Council.

Submissions or observations on the proposed bye-laws may be made by email to or in writing (and marked bye-laws submission) to the Environment Department, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

The bye-laws shall apply to the functional area of Waterford City and County Council.


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