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Litter control

‌Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence which can be subject to an "on the spot fine" of €150 and maximum fine of €3,000 on conviction in the District Court. A person convicted of a litter offence may be required by the Court to pay the Council's costs and expenses in investigating the offence and in bringing the prosecution.

Report littering

Alternatively you can email us at customercare@westmeathcoco.ie or call us on our free phone number 1800 819 000.

 

Public Litter Bins

Public litter bins are maintained by the Mullingar Municipal District and Athlone Municipal District.

The map below shows bins around Mullingar, Athlone, and Moate. More towns will be surveyed and added in the near future.

Please support your local area by keeping it litter free. Tidy Towns groups and Local Authority staff need your support for a united front to tackle litter.

Remember, it is an offence to dump household (municipal) waste in or around public litter bins. 

Please contact us on 044 933 2000 with any queries or issues about public litter bins.