Call For Action On Dumping In...


Call For Action On Dumping In Dublin Central

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:43 18 Apr 2024

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Almost 50 tonnes of dumped waste is collected each month in the Dublin Central Area alone.

In some cases more rubbish is being gathered from single streets in the district than from entire counties according to local councillor Janet Horner.

The Green Party rep says there's no silver bullet. But she says one way to tackle the problem is to make it a landlord's responsibility to make sure a waste contract is in place;

"The reality is that we know, particularly in the Dublin 1 area, there is a lot of rogue landlords who are encouraging, incentivising tenants to dump their waste."

1,100 fines were issued for illegal dumping across Dublin city last year. Roughly 300 of those were at bring centres.

Councillor Horner says along with the proposed landlord bill a number of other measure should be considered including;

  • Shared bins and investigation by the Minister of municipal waste collection on densely populated
    terrace streets in areas like East Wall and Ballybough where bag waste collection is predominant.
  • A requirement that local authorities provide bring centres that are walkable for urban residents and
    include a broad option for recycling beyond simply glass.
  • Active focus on greening dumping and litter black spots. People are less likely to dump in well-maintained streets.

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