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Littering on Drogheda's West Street was highlighted in the IBAL annual report

Littering on Drogheda's West Street was highlighted in the IBAL annual report

Littering on Drogheda's West Street was highlighted in the IBAL annual report

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Cross community engagement is needed to tackle the issue of litter, Director of Service Catherine Duff has told members of Louth County Council.

This was the first time that councillors had met since the IBAL annual report found Drogheda to be the dirtiest town in Ireland, with Dundalk deemed to be ‘moderately littered’.

The director said that the county needed to tackle the issue and that required “cross community engagement” from everyone including the business community, the council and the public.

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She gave a commitment that they would work to prioritise the issues highlighted in the IBAL report.

Dundalk councillor Maeve Yore said that they needed to contact the refuse collectors as they were leaving litter “all over the place”.

She said she had driven behind a bin lorry from Knockbridge to Vincent Avenue and it had left a trail of rubbish behind it.


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