An East Galway TD has welcomed the launch of a new interactive map identifying all legal waste collection companies in Galway, in order to further tackle illegal dumping.
Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that by consulting the online map, householders can be assured that their waste collector has an up-to-date permit, and also see all permitted waste management providers in their area.
“The recent incident of illegal dumping at Cloonthue in Tuam continues to highlight the damaging impact that this activity has on local communities in the region, which in that instance was exacerbated by the wasting of €2,000 of taxpayers` money on the previous clean-up,” he said.
Minister Cannon welcomed the launch of a new interactive map by Minister Richard Bruton which will ensure that householders in Galway will be able to check that the waste company collecting their waste has the appropriate authorisation to do so.
“Some €3m in funding has gone into local community measures nationally to tackle illegal dumping under the Anti-Dumping Initiative this year which is a 50 per cent increase on last year”.
“This interactive map will be a useful tool in further tackling illegal dumping and by consulting the service on mywaste.ie, householders can be assured that their waste collector has an up-to-date permit and also see all permitted waste management providers in their area,” he added.