Draft Litter Management Plan 2018-2020
A clean, litter free environment supports a sustainable society and economy. Kilkenny has a positive reputation nationally as reflected in our numerous recent environment awards and accolades, which include winning the overall national tidy town award in 2014 and the “cleaner than EU norms” standard achieved in the Irish Business Against Litter League (IBAL) since 2012. That said, the Council is not complacent and has the desire to further enhance this reputation by building on our previous success and set ambitious targets to tackle issues that could impact our environmental reputation.
Kilkenny County Council will lead but it is depending on our networks of businesses, communities and education providers to join us to promote our anti litter message. We must unite to tackle the few that jeopardize our reputation by being irresponsible through such acts as tossing litter from a moving vehicle to abandoning black bags of rubbish on a roadside.
The Litter Management Plan aligns with the vision set out in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2014-2019 and while Kilkenny County Council must meet its obligations regarding litter control under the Litter Pollution Act, the Council will go beyond its statutory functions to continue Kilkenny’s reputation of a clean environment. We will do this by pursuing the implementation of the 37 actions detailed in this plan.
Cllr David Fitzgerald
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council