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Residents of the Ashdale/Woodlands Grove estates have expressed their immense dissatisfaction with the level of illegal dumping in their locality, following a united clean up this past weekend.
Independent Councillor Terry O’Flaherty has called on Galway City Council to take action against a small number of householders who refuse to pay for domestic waste collections and dump their refuse instead in local alleyways and green spaces.
The Galway City Council has been accused of "apathy" and a "lack of action" over the issue of illegal dumping, with a local election candidate claiming that such dumping is "spiralling out of hand".
The Galway City Council will spend more than €53,000 this year cleaning up illegal dumping.
A shocking €90,626 was spent during 2017 on cleaning up illegal dumping in the Athlone Municipal District.
Almost €60,000 has been allocated to tackle illegal dumping in Westmeath by Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten, with a further €19,000 pledged to crack down on litter, dog fouling and graffiti.
Describing dumping as “economic and environmental treason”, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten is allocating €2m this year for a targeted crackdown on illegal dumping black spots across the country.
Mayor of Athlone, Aengus O’Rourke, says illegal dumping has now reached crisis proportions.