Thursday 19 July 2018

'Avoid serious injury and environmental damage' - Dozens of raids planned to remove stockpiled bonfire material

Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

Dozens of raids to clear stockpiled bonfire material will be carried out by Dublin City Council ahead of Halloween.

DCC has pleaded with the public not to host or attend bonfires this year.

They revealed today that they removed over 420 tonnes of bonfire materials during the Halloween period last year, following 280 reports of stockpiling.

Simon Brock, of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services, stressed that bonfires are an environmental and health hazard.

He said: “Dublin City Council is again putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2017 Halloween period.

“We are asking you to report incidents of stockpiling of bonfire material to us as soon as possible so we can remove the material and avoid the risk of serious injury and damage to our environment over the Halloween period. ”

Some of the stockpiled material seized by Dublin City Council
Some of the stockpiled material seized by Dublin City Council

Bonfires are illegal and Dublin City Council encourages the public to report any stockpiled material in one of the following ways:

Call Dublin City Council’s Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500

(Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

Call Dublin City Council’s Customer Services Centre on 01 222 2222

(Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) or 01 679 6186 (Evenings and Weekends)

Or log onto www.dublincity247.ie, click on the link ‘Report Stockpiling of Bonfire Material’

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