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Fund Announced To Tackle Illegal Dumping

Nationally some €884,000 in funding has been approved for County Councils to run public awareness and education campaigns in an effort to tackle illegal dumping.

This latest grant aid brings to nearly 15 million the total funding provided under this scheme in the past 10 years; which taxpayers would agree could have been used to better purpose; were the general public behaving responsibly.

Earlier this month Environment Minister Mr Denis Naughten spoke of his support for the use of overt and covert surveillance equipment, drones and other technology to increase detection levels and deter people from disposing of waste illegally. Initiatives to tackle illegal dumping will involve hidden CCTV cameras in litter black spots, as well as the use of drones to capture the extent of the issue.

Under this Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant Scheme, Tipperary County Council are expected to receive some €42,000 to carry out these announced public awareness and education campaigns targeting litter, dog fouling and graffiti.

High risk or problem areas will also be identified, with coordinated clean ups to be followed by enhanced enforcement measures.

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