Litter Pollution Act, 1997


Littering-Related Matters

Mobile outlets.

15.—(1) The owner, occupier or person in charge of a mobile outlet that is used wholly or partly for the sale of produce, food or drink shall, at all times when the outlet is open to customers—

(a) provide and maintain adequate litter receptacles in order to prevent the creation of litter at or in the vicinity of the outlet while it is in operation,

(b) ensure that any litter caused by the operation of the outlet is removed from the vicinity within a reasonable distance not exceeding a distance of 100 metres from the location of the outlet, and

(c) comply with the conditions set out in any notice under subsection (2) served on the owner, occupier or person in charge, as the case may be.

(2) A local authority may, in relation to any public place at or in which a mobile outlet referred to in subsection (1) is to be located and operated, by notice require the owner, occupier or person in charge of the outlet, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1), to comply with such conditions in relation to the location and operation of the outlet as the local authority deems necessary for the prevention or removal of litter at or in the vicinity of the outlet.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) or fails to comply with a notice directed to the person under subsection (2) shall be guilty of an offence.