Monaghan Local Authorities Litter Management Draft Plan 2013-2016
The definition of litter The definition of litter therefore is quite wide and includes graffiti, fly-tipping, domestic refuse placed in local authority litter receptacles, casual pieces of paper or
cigarette ends and anything else large or small which is or is likely to become unsightly. On the spot Fine Leaving or throwing litter in a public place or in any place that is visible from a public place is an offence which can be subject to an on-the-spot-fine of €150 or a maximum fine of €3,000 in court. A person convicted of a litter offence may also be required to pay the local authority’s costs and expenses in investigating the offence and bringing
the prosecution to court.
Public place Under Section 6 (1) of the Act,
if you are the owner or the person responsible for a place to which the public has access you are obliged to keep the place litter free, regardless of how the litter got there. This applies to any public place which may include the precincts of a shopping centre, a school campus, a public park, or even a bus station.
Private property Under Section 6 (2) of the Act, the owner or occupier of property which can be seen from a public place is obliged to keep it free of litter. Basically, any outdoor area on your property that is visible from a public place must be kept free of litter.