Issue with Litter | Message from CRA

01 May 2020

Message from the Clontarf Residents' Association Regarding Litter

It is disappointing to note recent reports from Dublin City Council that there has been a noticeable increase in littering across the city. Clontarf is no exception in this matter.

A number of local volunteers who pick litter in the area have noticed an coffee cups on the promenade, bags of dog poo, plastic gloves and face masks, etc. not to mention bags and boxes discarded beside the bottle banks.

We would like to remind people that each and every one of us is responsible for our own litter. If you can’t find a bin, bring it home with you - please don’t leave it for this wonderful person called “Someone Else”.

Bag It and Bin It

While most dog walkers do clean up after their pets, some don’t, and, some of those who do Bag It forget to Bin It.

Dog poop can contain E-Coli, roundworm and faecal coliform bacteria. Not the kind of stuff we want to bring into our homes on our shoes, the wheels of bikes, buggies, scooters, etc. and certainly not what wheelchair users want on their hands.

Many people who wouldn’t think of littering see no issue with discarding bags of poop, but someone has to pick it up.

Remember as a dog owner you are responsible for cleaning up after your dog and if you don’t, you can be fined €150 under the Litter Pollution Act.

So, for all our sakes, when you are out for your walk with your four-legged friend please Bag It and Bin It.

Recycling Centres

The Bring Centre at Oscar Traynor Road, Coolock has reopened. In anticipation of high levels of demand, DCC are providing extra staff to restrict the number of cars allowed entry at any time and to manage social distancing requirements.

The opening hours will be:

  • Monday -Thursday: 9 am -4 pm
  • Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Closed daily for lunch: 1 pm - 2 pm

For further information and any alterations to this schedule go to