A well-known campsite in Creeslough has hit out after holidaymakers who came into their camp and dumped their rubbish.
Management at Wild Atlantic Camp are furious after the visitors dumped the rubbish in recycling bins.
A spokesperson said “We at Wild Atlantic Camp pride ourselves in being a sustainable Family run Glamping Business in the heart of Creeslough, providing much-loved tourism-focused Glamping accommodation and recreational facilities for our fantastic guests and for the local community.
“Our ethos has always been community-led and community-focused and our main objective has always been the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainability.
“As a result we have a strong policy of recycling our waste and rubbish at Wild Atlantic Camp.
We encourage and promote this practice to our lovely staying guests and provide recycling rubbish bags, information and bins on our complex, (solely for our guests use).
“Our guests are so positive about our environmental standpoint and we are proud to see that even our young guests are getting involved in our recycling and LEAVE NO TRACE promotion and practice onsite.”
The camp spokesperson added that certain individuals, not guests at the site, felt that for some reason, they had a right to drive onto their Glamping Site and open their boots to dump all of their household and holiday rubbish into and beside our recycling refuse bins.
When confronted, one couple actually admitted that they had disposed of their rubbish on the Wild Atlantic Camping site on a previous occasion.
The spokesperson added “The other couple, were actually staying in another campsite in the area in their permanent caravan but thought nothing of driving into Wild Atlantic Camp on their way home to dispose of all of their Rubbish! (Not divided up for recycling, by the way!)
Both CCTV footage and number plate recognition cameras are in operation at the complex.
The spokesperson added “We pay our annual commercial refuse fees (which aren’t cheap) solely for the purpose of facilitating our staying guests to dispose of and recycle their refuse onsite.
“What right does it give non-staying guests to freely drive into Wild Atlantic Camp and dump all their refuse in large black bags beside our refuse facility?
“The disrespect is one thing, making us pay for and sort their refuse is another but more importantly, what is this teaching society in general and our younger generation who are growing up in a more environmental and sustainably aware culture?”