Litter Warden Training Programme
The Litter Warden Training Programme has been developed by ETS to meet the training and certification needs of Litter Wardens and supporting administrative staff. It identifies key responsibilities arising from the Litter Pollution Act and gives a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills required.

Who Should Attend:
Intended for Litter Wardens, Community Wardens, Waste Enforcement Personnel & Administrative Support Staff
The programme is delivered by an ETS tutor who has extensive experience in the area. The training includes case studies, group discussions and will address specific Litter Enforcement issues from participants. A training and reference manual accompanies the programme.
Successful completion of the two day training programme and assessment will qualify participants for the award of an ETS Completion Certificate.
The duration of the course is 2 days


  • What is Litter?
  • Why is Litter a Problem?

Introduction to Waste Legislation.

  • Waste legislation Origins.
  • European and Irish Waste Legislation.

The Litter Pollution Act 1997

  • Litter Control Act 1982
  • Composition of the Litter Act 1997 (Sections 3-35)
  • Workshop during session 3 Difficult issues for Litter Warden to enforce.
    This is based on the audience specific needs and can cover issues such as entering premises, advertising or authorised persons.

The Waste Management Act 1996-2020

  • Key features of the Waste Management Act
  • Options for Litter Wardens when the Litter Legislation can not be used
  • Use of Sections to control waste activities
  • Inspections under the Waste Management Act by Local Authorities
  • Fixed Payment notices for PR and Waste Collection Permit offences 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Public Awareness
  • Litter Action Plan
  • National Litter Monitoring Programme

Gathering Evidence

  • What is "Evidence"?
  • Litter Act Requirements
  • Taking Notes
  • Photographs

Taking Action

  • Issuing fixed penalty notices
  • Warning Letters
  • Statutory Notices
  • Prosecution

Attending Court

  • Preparing for Court
  • What Happens in the Courtroom?

Health & Safety

  • Health & Safety Regulation
  • Hazard Identification
  • Some Common Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Dog and Horse Control (optional)

  • Key legislation 
  • Roles and duties

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Venue / Time:
To be confirmed
0900am -430pm
Module Cost : €0
Programme Fee:
For fee for the Programme please phone ETS offices.
Booking Information: Payment can be made by Post (cheque) or on line NOW by Credit Card.
For postal bookings or further information contact Andrew Moag.

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