Adopt a Patch

Is littering a problem in your area?

Why not sign up for Fingal County Council’s “Adopt a Patch” scheme?

Here’s how it works:

You choose a public area to adopt and clean-up by collecting litter, maintaining flower beds or even painting walls. The Council will provide support in the form of hi-vis vests, litter pickers, gloves, bags and outdoor paint. We will collect the bags of litter after your clean-up, unfortunately though, we can’t collect green waste.

This scheme works very successfully in Fingal with groups adopting stretches of roadway, parts of beaches, bottle banks and litter blackspots.

Download a registration form here:  Adopt a Patch Registration Form

In your ‘Adopt a Patch’ please retain any existing habitats such as ivy and wild flowers for use by pollinating insects.

Important actions include the following: –

  1. Less mowing
  2. Less Spraying
  3. Plant more pollen-rich flowers.

Pollen-rich flowers recommended by the National Biodiversity Data Centre are shown on their website in the resources section www.pollinators.ie