Littering

Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence under the Litter Pollution Act 1997.

If are caught littering in a public place, you are subject to an on the spot fine of €150 up to a maximum of €3,000 plus any expenses which are incurred by Cavan County Council.

We currently operate a service where residents in County Cavan are able to report incidents of littering in their area.

You can contact the waste management section of Cavan County Council in a confidential manner where requested. However, confidential complaints reduce the chances of effective actions being taken by the local authorities in circumstances where court proceedings are required.

Our staff investigate all reports of littering and any action is taken where it is appropriate.

How do I make a report of littering?

If you would like to make a report of littering in your area, you can contact the Waste Management section in a confidential manner using the following details. When leaving a message, please give the exact location and details of where you saw the littering take place:

  • Tel: 049 4378410
  • Lo-call: 1890 606606

If you require any further information about littering and how to make a complaint, please get in touch using the following details: