Donegal County Council has confirmed it is currently investigating the illegal dumping of a quantity of household waste in the Killygordon area.
A council spokesperson took the opportunity to thank the members of the public who reported the dump in the townland Corradooey, at a remote location near the border.
Ironically, most of the waste could have been recycled for free at the nearby recycling centre in Stranorlar.
Now, a €150 fine is likely to be on the way to the perpetrator, and a day out in court if the fine is not paid.
A council spokesperson asked Donegal Daily to remind householders that it is an offence to dump waste and it pollutes our local environment.
“Everyone should always dispose of their waste in a responsible manner, using the services of an authorised waste collector for general waste, recycling and food waste, using recycling facilities such as the Stranorlar Recycling Centre and local bring banks for glass and cans,” the spokesperson said.
“Donegal County Council would like to thank the members of the public who report illegal dumping and encourage any member of the public who has information regarding any instance of unauthorised waste activity to call 074 91 53900 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm on Friday. In addition, outside of office hours, or where a member of the public may wish to report an issue directly to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they can do so through the National Environmental Complaints Line on 1850 365121 or via the EPA’s “See it? Say it?” smartphone app. These services operate on a 24 hour basis. DCC is committed to thoroughly investigating all reports received.”Tags: