Fingal County Council “Adopt a Patch”

November 9, 2012 0

If graffiti or littering is a problem in your area, your residents association, business or community group could “Adopt a Patch”

How does the scheme work?
Your group selects a public area to adopt and you and the Council agree a maintenance programme. This would involve collecting litter, painting of the area or maintaining flower beds. Reflective vests, litter pickers and paint would be provided by the Council and we will arrange for the bags of litter (no green waste) to be collected.

Once the patch is being maintained, a sign may then be erected, advertising that your business or group has adopted the area. This scheme operates very successfully with groups adopting parts of a beach, a bottlebank, or litter blackspot.

Is there an area in your locality that could benefit from this scheme? Can you motivate your neighbours’ or colleagues to adopt a patch?

Steps

  1. A designated area is allocated to a business or community group who wishes to adopt it.
  2. The company or group then agrees with the council a litter maintenance programme. This would involve arranging for a number of staff and or people to collect litter at an agreed number of times per year, painting of the area and maintaining flower beds where applicable. For example litter pick 4 times per year, every 3 months.
  3. Reflective vests, litter pickers, paint etc. would be provided to ensure the work can be carried out.
  4. Once the litter picking exercise has been carried out, we will arrange for the bags of litter to be collected (no green waste will be accepted).
  5. A sign may then be erected, advertising that that particular business or group has adopted an area.

The scheme benefits all of the parties involved and because of this, the scheme is extremely successful.

For more information please contact the Environmental Awareness Team, on 890 6236 or enviraware@fingalcoco.ie