Dumping of green waste still a problem

By Brendan Grehan

DUMPING of green waste along the embankment between Moyglas and Castle Riada estates in Lucan continues to be a probem, the Lucan area committee of South Dublin County Council heard, reports Brendan Grehan.

Councillor Liona O’Toole put down a motion requesting the Chief Executive to “provide members with an update on works carried out to date and advise on future proposals and options available to the residents in the area”.

Burning Hedge

The Council replied that during the dry spell in June/July there was an issue with fires being lit on the top of the esker opposite Moy Glas Green.

The fires were fuelled by a combination of dry vegetation and dried up green waste which had been dumped in the area.

Over a six-week period this area received attention in the form of litter picking, cutting back vegetation and regrading in an effort to prevent further incidences.

The works extended over and area of approximately 500 square meters. The roads were also cleaned as part of the works and it is intended to keep the vegetation under control following the regrading.

The council added that the “biggest single issue” that still exists at the esker is the dumping of green waste such as grass, branches, leaves, hedge prunings, Christmas trees, grass sods etc.

The problem with this issue is when the material starts to accumulate, other residents living in the vicinity identify it as an area where they can dump non-green waste material. The dumping is most prevalent at Castle Riada Avenue and on the end of the esker nearest the R136.

The Public Realm Section has removed dumped material in the past and will continue to do so.

Residents should be aware that dumping does not improve the esker and only leads to the impression of a neglected area which is something that is not in their best interest.

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