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Patrol wardens

We have a number of patrol wardens, each warden having a specified area to oversee. Their day-to-day patrols are carried out throughout these areas, in both a pro-active patrol capacity and also in response to complaints received from members of the public and from other government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), An Taisce, etc.

Our wardens also work to clear up the smaller occurrences of littering and illegal dumping and, where necessary, they liaise with the municipal district offices to have sites of illegal dumping cleared.

How to report illegal dumping

Reports are investigated by the Wardens and, where appropriate, an "on-the-spot" fine will be issued. In cases where an on-the-spot remains unpaid, the council will take legal action, which may result in a court prosecution. Where the litter wardens deem a dumping incident to be particularly serious, the council may issue a direct prosecution.

Page last reviewed: 21/04/20

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Waste enforcement unit
Roads, Environment and Water Services Department
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6846331
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