The reduction of litter is important to Kilkenny County Council. We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland and we should take pride in keeping it that way. A number of initiatives are ran annually to minimise litter and the Counicl urges everyone to play their part in keeping Kilkenny litter free.

Report Illegal Dumping

Use Kilkenny County Council's confidential litter line 1800 200 156 to report ilegal dumping. Unfortunately we can not investigate incidences of illegal dumping reported via social media as often there is not enough detail on the location. The public are encouraged to ring the litter line to ensure all details of the incident is recorded for enforcement purposes. The concerned citizen reporting the incidence can remain anonymous.

National Spring Clean

National Spring Clean is Ireland's most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Operating by An Taisce since 1999 in partnership with Local Authorities the size and scale of National Spring Clean has grown steadily and significantly over the years. The effort and enthusiasm of the National Spring Clean volunteers has ensured the campaign's real triumph and success. As National Spring Clean has become a fixed date on the school and community calendar, this partnership can hopefully look forward to an even greater success for many years to come.

Community Assistance

The Environment Section assists community and residents groups organising clean-ups of their local community. We offer assistance to Tidy Towns groups all year round by providing bags and gloves. Information about these programmes are available from the Environment Section, Kilkenny County Council, contact us at 056-7794470 or The following leaflets are avaiable to community groups for distribution.

Download Litter and the Law Leaflet PDF(219KB)

Download Bin the Poo Toxocara Leaflet PDF(238KB)


Litter Management Plan2018 - 2020

Under the Litter Pollution Act, the Council must revise it's Litter Management Plan every three years. A draft plan underwent public consultation in November 2017 and it was formally adopted by the Councillors in January 2018. The Plan explains the Council's policy on litter related issues and sets outs objectives to be achieved by the end of 2020.

The plan is available to view here and copies are available free from the Environment Section in County Hall.

Kilkenny County Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the public consultation phase of the plan and it aims to complete the 42 listed actions to eliminate litter by 2020.


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