The links on this page provide information and ideas on how to develop your Neat Streets programme and the Neat Streets Guide in the 'About' section should be referred to over the duration of the project.

Schools should set targets that are achievable and measurements should be taken throughout to gauge progress. The Green Schools methodology of the seven-steps should be used to provide a structure for the Neat Streets programme.

Definition of Litter: Litter is defined as any discarded, used or unconsumed substance which has been disposed of improperly; including any rubbish, refuse, debris, newspaper, glass, metal, timber, plastic or paper containers, or other packaging material.

Definition of Waste: unwanted or unusable material, substances or by-products.  

Litter is often incorrectly disposed of waste.


Contact us:, An Taisce EEU, 5a Swift's Alley, Dublin 8, Ph 01 - 4002221

Neat Streets is operated by  the Environmental Education Unit  of An Taisce  and is funded by The Wrigley Company Foundation.