Calls have been made for people caught illegally dumping rubbish to be "named and shamed" in Carlow.
Cllr Andrea Dalton raised the issue at the January full meeting of Carlow County Council.
She said: "Waste and litter are the scourge of this county. Please name and shame the culprits. We need deterrents."
Cllr Dalton sought a commitment from the Council to name and shame people caught illegally dumping rubbish.
Council officials said they were looking into the matter to see if the local authority publicly "naming and shaming" people was possible under data protection legislation.