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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# dumping

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# Dublin City Council
'Really disappointing', 'it's not right': Dumping in Dublin has increased during the Covid-19 shutdown
Local authorities in the cities of Dublin, Galway, and Waterford have reported increases in illegal dumping in the past three weeks.
# ireland 2029
'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
In the latest episode of Ireland 2029, we’ve looked at the country going plastic free before the end of the next decade.
# dumping
€3 million in funding announced to help combat illegal dumping
This year’s funding represents a 50% increase.
# dumping
The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties
“It’s ludicrous – you have amnesties for knives and guns – not bloody mattress amnesties,” one councillor said.
# Litter
'A minority spoiling it for everyone': Increase in rubbish left in Dublin and Wicklow mountains during hot spell
Volunteers who have been clearing the litter have found whole campsites left behind by people who stayed overnight.
# cleaning up
6,000 bags of rubbish were illegally dumped in Dublin's inner city last year
Already this year, eight fines have been given out to people identified after council staff searched rubbish bags.
# Gotcha
Prosecutions for illegal dumping expected after covert CCTV operations in Wicklow and Dublin
These operations were run by the Pure project, which has been running for the last ten years.
# Rubbish
'You have to fight for them to do anything': North Dublin residents slam council over illegal dumping
Residents have been told the laneway is not the responsibility of the council.
# baldoyle
Armed gardaí join forces with Fingal County Council to target illegal dumpers
The council said the aim of checkpoints in Baldoyle was to identify unauthorised and bogus refuse collectors and their clients.
# Eyes in the sky
Drones are going to be used to tackle the 'scourge' of illegal dumping
It will happen on a pilot basis.
# Dublin
Residents hit out at 'disgusting' illegal dumping in Dolphin's Barn
“Some people just put rubbish on the street because they know the council will come and take it away.”
Voices
Recycling: 'This can't go on. I want refundable deposits on bottles and cans. It can be done'
The schemes that work in other countries can work here too, writes Victoria White.
# Ballynagran
'Worst landfill in the state' to receive 40,000 extra tonnes of waste
“There was a failure to put in place any plans to deal with this – now Wicklow will become a dumping ground because of this failure.”
# casper
Ghosting is the coldest way to dump someone - but what is it?
You’re as cold as ice, you’re willing to sacrifice our love…
# rubbish behaviour
Dublin 8 resident loses the rag with litter dumping neighbours
They’ve had enough.
# Rubbish
Dublin City Council denies suggestion it is "wholesale" removing litter bins
A local councillor says removing bins is not the way to discourage illegal dumping.
# clearing out
The simple guide to getting rid of your old furniture
De-cluttering your house can be more difficult than it seems.
# Rat Trap
Dubliners: 'Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem'
Clondalkin residents are concerned about rats seen near the local bus stop and in the field where children play.
# Talking Rubbish
Dirty old town: Here's what you have to clean up as a Dublin litter warden
Needles, dead birds, and shopping trolleys: just some of the stuff that you’ll need to clean as a litter warden in Dublin.
# On Target
We're dumping less waste in landfills - but also recycling less
The EPA warns that we’re still at risk of not meeting the 2016 target for diverting waste from landfills.
# binned
Changes to 'ease problems' with Dublin rubbish kick in on Monday
The changes mean that rubbish will be collected by all companies on specific days in certain areas.
# Rubbish
Gardaí to assist Dublin City Council in 2014 "blitz" on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group is to begin a fresh crackdown in 2014, calling to the homes of people suspected of illegal dumping.
# dumping
Council to look at increasing staff to tackle illegal dumping
Glasnevin-based councillor Paul McAuliffe said the council does not have the resources to police many of the bye-laws it creates.
# Waste
Clean-up of hazardous waste site could cost State up to half a million euro
Louth County Council has begun the tendering process for the clean-up of the site, which was discovered two years ago.
# Rubbish
Video shows scale of “unbearable” illegal rubbish dumping in Dublin
A local resident of the Summer St North area has created a video showing the mounds of illegally-dumped rubbish bags and discarded items in the north inner city area.
# fix your city
How you can help solve the illegal dumping problem in Dublin
The Dublin City Council’s Beta Project is inviting people to have their say on how illegal dumping can tackled.
# Rubbish
Dublin City Council meets with bin companies on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group presented the report to the Town Council this afternoon, and said that landlords were also very keen to co-operate with them on the issue.
# Rubbish
Refund scheme for alcohol containers 'could reduce illegal dumping'
An Athy councillor says that introducing a refund deposit scheme would see fewer people dumping cans and bottles.
# Illegal dumping
271 fined for illegal dumping in Dublin's inner city since December
In addition, a newly-formed task group issued 103 fines after surveying sites and investigating dumped bags.
# Dirty Dublin
Blog shines spotlight on Dublin city's illegal dumping problem
The Dublin Litter Blog showcases the overstuffed bags, rubbish and random items illegally dumped on the capital’s streets.
# Dublin
Council could 'name and shame' illegal rubbish dumpers
Dublin City Council wants the law to be amended so this can happen. It has already formed an investigative group that was behind the recommendation to temporarily halt rubbish collection in part of Dublin’s north inner city.
# evening fix
The Evening Fix...now with added spinning
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# Illegal dumping
Plans to end street cleaning in parts of Dublin described as 'insane'
An Taisce has heavily criticised plans to prevent illegal dumping by stopping street cleaning altogether in parts of the north inner city.
# Rubbish
Illegal dumping "reaches epidemic levels" in Finglas
A local representative has said that locals are “up in arms” about the dumping.
# dublin bay
Councillor urges people to have their say on Dublin Bay dumping
Dublin City Council has applied for permission to dump material excavated from the Long Sea Outfall Tunnel into part of Dublin Bay.
# Rubbish
Clare cracking down on illegal dumping
Three hefty fines were imposed by Ennis District Court last week as a result of fly-tipping and other illegal activities.
# Cleaning
How to...clean the whole world
The World Cleanup 2012 has kicked off across three continents with thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to clean up their countries.
# Bins
Emergency meeting over Dublin city bins 'disaster'
Dublin City councillors are angry with the city managers over how the bin collection service was privatised, saying residents are confused over what’s happening.