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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Public urged to report fly-tippers around the county

The litter-strewn roadside scene at Clarke’s Bridge between Ballymote and Collooney yesterday. Pic: Cllr Keith Henry
The litter-strewn roadside scene at Clarke’s Bridge between Ballymote and Collooney yesterday. Pic: Cllr Keith Henry

People need to help Sligo County Council fight illegal dumping by reporting anyone they catch in the act.

Cllr Keith Henry raised the issue at this month's Ballymote - Tubbercurry Municipal District Meeting on Monday and called on the Council to erect signs or install a camera at blackspots.

"I know many people are afraid of informing the council but doing so anonymously can help as the council will carry out investigations to verify claims thus protecting the identity of the caller," he told members.

Cllr Henry said there were some heavily littered black spots in south Sligo, particularly around the Clarkes Bridge area between Ballymote and Collooney.

"It's mainly people throwing cups, bottles, bags etc. out of windows but they all gather up and now people are dropping off bags.

All councillors supported the motion. Council Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes said the Council was "open to all measures, including covert cameras" to gather evidence against dumpers.

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