Comhairle†† chontae†† mhaigh†† eo


Mayo†† county†† council





Protection of the Environment Act 2003






The Litter Pollution Act 1997 prohibits littering of any substance or object by any person in a public place, or in any place that is visible to any extent from a public place.†††† The occupier of a public place has a duty to keep that public place free of litter.


Mayo County Council wishes to remind the public that it is an offence to deposit any such litter including cigarette litter in a public place.


Mayo County Councilís Litter Wardens are responsible for the enforcement of the Litter Pollution Act.†† On-the-Spot fines ofÄ125.00 for non-compliance with the law will be issued where necessary.†††

A person guilty of an offence shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceedingÄ3,000.00, on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceedingÄ130,000.00.



To Report incidences of illegal dumping and littering please contact Mayo County Council's Free Phone Litter Line


1800 400 256


Litter ruins the appearance of our towns and villages.


Please help to keep our county litter free.



Itís easy/ to make a difference






J. Condon,

County Secretary,

Mayo County Council,

Aras an Chontae,