Warning to Clondalkin residents over illegal waste collection

by Padraig Conlon
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South Dublin County Council are warning local residents not to give their waste to unregulated collection services operating across the county. 

The warning comes ahead of reports of that an illegal waste collection is due to take place in Clondalkin tomorrow Thursday 18th July.

Taking to their Twitter account this morning, SDCC issued the following advice for anyone thinking of using the unauthorised service.

“SDCC has reports of an illegal waste collection taking place in the Harelawn Estate, Clondalkin, D22 and surrounding areas tomorrow Thursday 18 July 2019, between 8.30am and 10am.

“Do not give your waste to unauthorised collectors as the waste collected is likely to be dumped.”

Figures released earlier this year revealed the local area is the worst in Dublin for illegal dumping.

This is according to the number of calls received by the National Environmental Complaints Line which number over 500 in the last three years for the South Dublin County Council area.

The volume of calls, 548, is the highest of all the Dublin authorities and second highest in the country after neighbouring county Wicklow which received 600 calls.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), who provide the complaint line in association with all Local Authorities, say they received over 3,500 calls nationwide about everything from illegal dumping to noise.

It was also revealed earlier this year by former Mayor Mark Ward that SDCC spend an average €1.4 million per year clearing illegally dumped waste which equates to €6 million over the past three years.

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