Increased funding will help tackle scourge of illegal dumping in Carlow.

5th March, 2018

Over €40k has been allocated for five projects in County Carlow to tackle the scourge of illegal dumping following work by local Fine Gael TD Pat Deering.
Deputy Deering said: “Illegal dumping is a blight on our communities. It demonstrates a complete lack of respect for other people and for the environment.
“Fine Gael’s priority is to build on the progress we have made in protecting our natural environment so that we can safeguard it for future generations.
“Covert surveillance and smart technology including aerial imagery from drones and satellites, as well as the installation of CCTV cameras will form a central part of this crackdown,” the Fine Gael TD said.
“We will see better enforcement of anti-dumping measures and stronger prosecutions being made.
The following projects will be funded here in Carlow:
St Killians Crescent.

Removal of circa 200 tonnes of dumped and contaminated materials from laneway connecting Railway line on Stapleton Road to Rear of St. Killians Crescent.
Supply of CCTV Cameras
Supply of signage to area.

Grant Received: €14,631.98

Old Leighlin
Removal of dumped materials & Provision of CCTV & Signage at Heritage site.
Grant Received: €7429.00

Bestfiled
(Area joining Council/ Teagasc and private sawmills lands)
Removal of circa 5 tonnes of waste/ dumped materials.
Provision of CCTV & Signage.

Grant Received: €6445.20

Askea Bottle Banks
Relocation of Banks to area with increased lighting / visibility.
Increase capacity of collection by increasing number of receptacles.
Provision of CCTV

Grant Received: €5338.20

Clean Rivers
Purchase of purpose built Trailer to facilitate increased cooperation with Community in terms of Clean-up operations.
Used to date for launch of #cleancarlow initiative where 70 shopping trollies were removed from small stretch of river burrin and 120 bags of rubbish collected form Carlow Town Centre.
Extensive works in John Sweeney Park, The Laurels, Burrin Manor, Dereen Heights, Askea Lawns, working in conjunction with Tullow Road Development Group and TUS to clean all back lanes in these areas. Removed up to 7 tonnes of materials)
Myshall WEEE collection day.
Used with communities throughout the year.

Grant Received: €6488.25

Total Grant aid: 40,332.62

The response to last year’s anti-dumping initiative from the public and local authorities was unprecedented. 230 black spots across the country were cleaned up and measures put in place to protect against a return of illegal dumping in these areas.