Illegal dumping increases at over 20 separate sites

By Maurice Garvey

ILLEGAL dumpers are “piggy-backing” off the work of reputable green waste initiatives in the St Cuthbert’s Road area of Clondalkin, according to Sinn Féin councillor Mark Ward.

Ward says he is “increasingly frustrated” by the issue and has noticed an increase of dumping over the last two months at up to 20 separate sites in the area.

No Dumping SDCC sign

Cllr Ward said: “Speaking to some residents, there is a misconception that the council collect green waste if left on the side of the road. This is not the case. The council social credits scheme is set up for responsible residents to aid them in making their area a better place.

“Dumpers of illegal domestic waste seem to piggy-back on the dumping of green waste. There seems to be a custom by some to leave bags of domestic waste on the side of the road, beside bins and at bus stops.

"This is costing the council money that could be much better spent. Also by the time the council can respond, bags are often opened and litter is strewn across Bawnogue.”

Ward encourages groups interested in the social credit scheme to contact the council.

“It’s a shame that the behaviour of a very small minority in Bawnogue is bringing down the whole area,” he said.

“I have also asked the council to erect anti-litter signs along St Cuthbert’s Road. There has also been reports of rats in the area, and I have no doubts that illegal dumping is a contributing factor in this.”

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