8.0 Litter Management Plan Objectives

closeddate_range8 Mar, 2021, 9:00am - 5 Apr, 2021, 5:00pm

The overarching objectives of the Litter Management are divided into four categories.  Refer to Appendix A which lists a target and indicator for each objective listed.

  1. Promote Recycling and Recovery; By providing recycling infrastructure to ensure all towns and villages have easily accessible recycling facilities.

1

Ensure adequate servicing and cleaning of existing bring facilities to encourage use

2

Identify communities which would benefit from new bring centre facilities

3

Continue with the upgrade of bring centre signage

4

Promote awareness of our recycling facilities through information campaigns

5

Continue with roll out of CCTV across the bring centres to help prevent littering

6

Identify any shortfall in existing bring centres and provide further receptacles where required to improve service

7

Continue with enforcement actions arising from littering at bring centres to deter further littering

8

 Monitor level of service provided by service providers

 


Image; Standard Bring Centre in Kilkenny

  1. Enforcement; To carry out effective enforcement in order to prevent the generation of litter and abate illegal dumping in line with the annual RMCEI Plan.

1

Monitor authorised & unauthorised End of Life Vehicles sites

2

Monitor authorised and unauthorised Construction & Demolition waste sites

3

Investigate Illegal Dumping including waste management byelaws enforcement

4

Pursue Unauthorised Waste Collectors

5

Pursue Unauthorised Sites of Concern

6

Complete checks on commercial food operators to ensure compliance of the Food Waste regulations

7

Complete checks on commercial operators regarding their management of Commercial Dry Recyclables and Back Door packaging in line with the Packaging regulations

8

Encourage the reporting of illegal dumping and littering via the litter line 1800-200-156 by its promotion

 


Image; New Adverts for 2021 Anti-Dumping Campaign  

  1. Educate and Raise Public Awareness; To roll out a programme of education and awareness activities, in line with the annual Environmental Education and Awareness Strategy.

1

Communicate anti-litter messages via public campaigns

2

Continue to Support the Green School Programme

3

Support Tidy Town entrants & proactive community groups

4

Support & promote community clean ups

5

Implement waste prevention campaigns to eliminate/decrease use of single use plastic

6

Liaise with stakeholders with common interests to combat litter collectively

7

Work with youth programmes to communicate the anti-litter message

8

Complete promotions on enforcement advancement and successful outcomes within the limits of the Data Protection Act

 


Image; Kilkenny County Councils Green Charter for Festivals and Community Events

  1. Kilkenny County Council’s Street Cleaning & Litter Prevention Programme;

 

1

Replace litter bins that are deemed no longer fit for purpose when funding becomes available

2

Litter bin installation to be considered under village and town renewal schemes

3

Road sweeper schedule to be maintained throughout the city and county and reviewed annually in accordance to available budgets

4

City’s Litter Prevention Measures to be continued and reviewed annually

5

Municipal District Offices to continue Litter Prevention Measures and co-ordinate with communities as appropriate

6

Support local communities via funding to ensure they can continue local litter prevention measures

7

Co-ordinate waste prevention measures to limit the amount of litter being generated by promoting schemes such as reusable drink bottles, the placement of public water fonts as infrastructure is being developed

8

Complete a feasibility study on the installation of litter bins with segregation units for dry recyclables and food/compostable waste in areas of street food vendors