SBIR Information Session, May 2017- Illegal Dumping SBIR, Rural Perspective
Rural South Dublin County
Role of Local Authorities in relation to illegal dumping
To take all practical measures to prevent,
control, and dispose of litter and illegal
Promote awareness of pollution and its
Encourage public participation –
prevention and overcoming litter pollution
Provide facilities and arrange for regular
emptying and cleaning.
Enforce the law and apply the penalties
and legal sanctions.
Governing Legislation and Policies
Litter Pollution Acts 1997 (as amended)
Waste Management Acts 1996 – 2013
South Dublin County Council Litter Management Plan 2015 – 2019
Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Management Plan 2015 – 2021
South Dublin County Council Abandoned Vehicles Policy
South Dublin County Council CCTV Policy & Code of Practise
Environment Communications Plan 2017
Complaints received annually
2014 2015 2016 2017
3887 3321 4825 1157
South Dublin County Council’s mission statement
is to make our county the best possible place to live, work and do business
South Dublin County boasts a unique blend of both urban and rural areas.
The beautiful mountains and waterways of South County Dublin are within minutes of the centre of Dublin and provide
relaxing opportunities to be as active as you want or simply absorb the views.
Dublin is a destination where city living lives side by side with the natural outdoors.
Ireland and particularly South Dublin is renowned worldwide for its
breath-taking natural and free amenities which forms a significant
portion of our National and International Tourism Product.
Protection of this gem is proving difficult through the actions of a
minority of society who continue to disrespect these resources and
abuse and defile through illegal dumping.
The following images highlights only a small sample of these practises…..
Protecting Uplands & Rural Environments
A collaborative environmental
project established to combat the
increase of illegal dumping/fly
tipping in the Dublin and Wicklow
South Dublin County Council
Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Wicklow County Council
National Parks & Wildlife Service
2014 2015 2016
Total collections 973 1010 935
297 299 258
Current measures to
combat illegal dumping
Litter Warden Service
CCTV /Audio Devices
South Dublin County Council welcomes new
developments and / or advancing technologies that will
assist in supressing and eliminating the practice of
illegal dumping in our rural areas.