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ON THE TRAIL OF ILLEGAL DUMPERS - An Environmental Warden’s Typical Day

Date Released: 31 July 2018

ON THE TRAIL OF ILLEGAL DUMPERS – An Environmental Warden’s Typical Day

The Meath Chronicle has highlighted the epidemic of illegal dumping in Meath, in this week’s issue http://bit.ly/2LFl6nY.  

Last week Gavan Becton from the Meath Chronicle spent a morning with one of our litter wardens Ashleigh Daly, a Community and Litter Warden from Meath County Council and Malachy Muldoon from Panda Waste; see the video below or at https://youtu.be/R0sPZQlK-88.

They came across approximately 60 bags of waste thrown at the side of a laneway off the M3 in Gainstown, Navan. It’s not unusual to see this volume of waste weekly. 

Litter Warden searching for evidence

Wardens painstakingly open each rubbish bag and sift through it to try to find the identification of the dumpers. Dumpers can be illegal waste collectors or homeowners.

In this case, they found identification which will lead to a court appearance.

 

Remember if you give your waste to an illegal collector you can end up with a fine or a conviction. A list of authorised collectors is at: https://www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx

Please report illegal dumping to environment@meathcoco.ie

If you see an advertisement for rubbish collection on social media, please reply by asking for a permit number.

Thanks to members of the public who have been doing this. Together we can help prevent further illegal dumping.

 

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