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No more cash to clean up litter

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 10:24am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
No more cash to clean up litter

Illegal dumping mars countryside.

No more cash to clean up litter

Illegal dumping mars countryside.

FUNDING to tackle illegal dumping throughout Co Galway cannot be used to conduct clean ups at black spots in the region, according to the head of enforcement in Galway County Council’s Environment Section.

Ann Dolan addressed this week’s meeting of the Galway County Joint Policing Committee where she told members that funding issued by the Department of the Environment to tackle illegal dumping cannot be used to conduct clean-up operations that have cost the local authority hundreds of thousands of euro in recent years.

“We have limited resources and the expectations on us are huge,” she said.

“Clearing illegally dumped rubbish from one area only serves to move the problem to another area. While we don’t have all the answers we have to work together to enhance awareness programmes as a way to go forward because we don’t seem to be getting very far despite all the work we are doing."

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