Monday, 7 January 2013

Illegal Dumping



I have repeatedly raised concerns with Dublin City Council about illegal dumping and inadequate street cleaning in the central area.

As leader of the Fianna Fail group on Dublin City Council and the local Fianna Fail representative I strongly opposed Dublin City Council’s withdrawal from the collection of domestic waste in the city for a number of reasons including that I feared it would lead to increased dumping. As recently as last month the Dublin City Manager disputed my assertions that illegal dumping was getting out of control in parts of the Central Area but now the IBAL report confirms and supports the complaints I have being making.

Dublin City Council Area Staff are trying to respond to complaints and are trying to address the issue however illegal dumping in parts of the Central area is out of control. Not only are street bins over-flowing, many have had to be removed and dumping is occurring on streets, laneways, along the train tracks and the canal.

The City Manager can no longer deny the problem and I have asked him today to personally take responsibility to address the issue without any further delay. I have asked the City Manager to outline what action Dublin City Council will take to address the issue. I have asked that he put in place a dedicated action plan to address the issue of illegal dumping and that he uses part of funds dedicated to promoting "The Gathering" to fix the problem of illegal dumping in the North inner city ASAP.

I have asked the City Manager to outline what action Dublin City Council will take to address the issue. I have asked that he put in place a dedicated action plan to address the issue of illegal dumping and that he uses part of funds dedicated to promoting "The Gathering" to fix the problem of illegal dumping in the North inner city ASAP.

In the meantime I am asking all residents in the Central Area to report illegal dumping to Dublin City Council’s Litter Hotline 1800 248 348.