Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence that can be subject to an on-the-spot fine of €150 or a maximum fine of €4,000 if you are convicted of a litter offence in the District Court. Where an offence continues after conviction, the person concerned is guilty of a further offence and liable to a fine not exceeding €600 for each day during which the contravention continues. The Protection of the Environment Act 2003 introduced conviction on indictment and carries a maximum fine not exceeding €130,000 and a fine not exceeding €10,000 per day for continuing offences. You can be issued with an on-the-spot fine by a litter warden appointed by your local authority or by a member of the Gardai. If you are convicted of a litter offence, you may also be required by the court to pay the local authority's costs and expenses investigating the offence and incurred in bringing the prosecution. How to Pay a Litter Fine Payment of litter fines can be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque or Postal Order. Cash should NOT be sent by post. All Payments can be made to: Carlow Cash Desk, Motor Tax Office, County Buildings, Athy Rd, Carlow, R93 E7R7 Contact Carlow Cash Desk on 059 9170341 to pay over the phone up to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Carlow Cash Desk Opening Hours Payments can be made in person during the cash desk opening hours Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm.