2.0 Legal Requirements under the Litter Pollution Act, 1997-2009
The Litter Management Plan is a written statement on the objectives to achieve litter control in County Kilkenny over the next three years.
It is a requirement of the Litter Pollution Act, 1997-2009 and is a reserved function, which means the elected members of the Council must adopt the Plan.
In the Plan, the Council must;
Specify objectives deemed appropriate to prevent and control litter
Specify measures to encourage public awareness with a view to eliminating litter pollution, including educational and information measures directed at young persons
Specify the measures or arrangements that are to be undertaken by the local authority in order to attain the objectives of the plan, and include information on, or be formulated having regard to—
- an appraisal of all existing litter prevention and control programmes being operated by the local authority
- the policies and objectives of the local authority in relation to the prevention and control of litter
- the measures which, in so far as the local authority can determine, will or may be taken during the relevant period by persons other than the local authority for the purposes of preventing and controlling litter
- the facilities at which waste may be deposited by members of the public for recovery or disposal within the meaning of the Waste Management Act, 1996
- the steps to be taken by the local authority to enforce the provisions of this Act in its functional area, and any incidental and ancillary matters.
A litter management plan may specify objectives to be attained in litter prevention and cleanliness for designated areas within its functional area
In making or reviewing a litter management plan, the local authority shall have regard to the proper planning and development of its functional area
Where objectives referred to in subsection (2) are specified in a litter management plan, the local authority shall take such steps as it deems appropriate and necessary to attain the objectives.