Issues which occur in the public domain in the North Central Area are dealt with by the public domain team, Public Domain Officer, Richard Cleary and Environmental Liaison Officer, Catherine Brophy Walsh. The team is strongly supported by Litter Wardens, Public Domain & Rapid Response Crew and Administration Staff . Together they work towards making the City a more attractive place for residents, businesses and visitors.
What services do we provide locally?
Local Clean Ups
The North Central Area promotes civic pride and will assist residents to take responsibility for their own neighbourhood. We will supply gloves, bags, brushes and paper pickers and will arrange for rubbish collected during a clean up to be removed. We also run the “Blue Bag” scheme every autumn, whereby the council will supply bags to residents for leaf removal and will in turn collect the bags when they are full.
The blue bag scheme is primarily for neighbourhood street litter and street leaf fall in the autumn. These bags are not for personal use. Bags are to be distributed through approved groups e.g. residents associations. If you are such a group and wish to partake of the blue bag scheme, please contact Environmental Liaison Officer, Catherine Brophy Walsh.
Subject to budget constraints, we also supply residents with paint to enhance their area.
For further details of these services and initiatives, please contact:
Dublin City Council’s Waste Management crew are available to us in the North Central Area. This crew can remove some graffiti and also power wash roads etc., after public building works or areas that are particularly prone to dog fouling and bird faeces.
We also have dedicated graffiti removal contractors that will remove graffiti that is of a sensitive or political nature from public places.
You can help us by reporting incidents of illegal dumping, graffiti, abandoned vehicles etc in your neighbourhood to one of the following:
The North Central Area office has piloted a number of projects with a view to urban village enhancement e.g., the shops at the top of Philipsburgh Avenue. The council works closely with the owners of businesses and jointly remove unsightly litter and graffiti.
Love the Lanes – Pilot Laneway Enhancement Project
On foot of the success in Dublin City with the “Love the Lanes” project, the North Central Area proposes to pilot laneway enhancement in the area. Initially, two lanes will be chosen, one from the east side of the area and one from the west. These lanes will be selected based on significant footfall and size and will be weeded, cleaned and painted by Dublin City Council. Dependent on the success of these enhancements, it is hoped that the project will be spread to other laneways.
Recycling converts old things into new goods. Dublin City Council has a plan to achieve 59% recycling of waste. You can help us by recycling your own rubbish.
An Taisce co-ordinates the Green-Schools programme with the support of Local Authorities. Currently 82% of North Central Area schools are registered and working on various stages of the green-schools programme. The programme instils a sense of environment awareness in our children and teaches them how to have a positive effect on their surroundings. Fostering a sense of ownership of the environment at a young age is very important, thereby developing their sense of personal and collective responsibility for the care of our city.