Council appeals to people not to engage in illegal dumping

Louth County Council appeals to people not to engage in illegal dumping after 25% increase in Louth

View Gallery of recent illegal Dumping

Update 11/04/2020

Example of illegal dumping handled by environment crew today

 Clothes at Bolton Sq, Bring banks

Williams St bags dumped at bin

Bags on North strand steps

Bags on Bexwell Lane

Alley at Patrick st, bags

Bags on Marley's lane

Bags dumped on Brystown link rd

21 Newtown meadows, Care taker picked up bag of used needles report from Garda,

Needles on Horse Lane

Heavy dumping on Dummies Lane, Furniture and dozens of bags into stream at bridge, need removing.

Louth County Council is appealing to members of the public not to engage in illegal dumping after litter wardens picked up discarded rubbish bags and other household waste in 29 locations across the county in the four-day period between March 31st and April 3rd last. The illegally dumped waste included 16 bags at a site on the Slane Road in Drogheda, and blankets and a mattress at the Bolton Square Bring Bank in Drogheda.

Commenting, chief executive of Louth County Council, Joan Martin said: “We estimate an increase in the order of 25% in illegal dumping in Louth compared with normal levels. This is very disappointing and we appeal to people across the county not to engage in such activity. I would appeal in particular for people to use bring banks correctly and not to dump at these sites. I can confirm that we have increased the servicing of these sites. The Civic Amenity sites are open in Dundalk and Drogheda and the COVID-19 opening hours are on the Council web site.

“While Louth County Council’s offices are closed at this time, due to Government measures to combat COVID-19, our essential services are operating. In terms of illegal dumping, we will be undertaking surveillance, using available technology, at key areas across the county, including bring banks, and we will take appropriate action against any members of the public found to be dumping illegally.”

Anyone who witnesses illegal dumping is asked to notify the Council by phone on 1890 202 303. The Council will then investigate the matter and take any necessary enforcement action