Local Councillor urges homeowners to “know where your rubbish is going to”

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Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that the most recent dumping of rubbish on the Flagstaff Road was a “disgusting and selfish act” which showed no concern for local residents or the environment.

The local Councillor said that it was essential that householders who paid individuals to remove their waste knew exactly where the waste was going to.

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The Sinn Féin representative said, “The latest dumping on the Flagstaff Road was as a disgusting and selfish act which showed little concern for the local community or road users.

 

 

“This latest incident was carried out under cover of darkness on a well-used road but one which does not benefit from lighting. 

“The volume of debris dumped partially obstructed the road which had the potential to cause a serious traffic incident.”

 

 

Roisin continued, “Over the past number of years, the council has put significant time and resources into catching the perpetrators of illegal dumping.

“On several occasions with cases that I myself have raised, it emerged that residents had paid individuals in good faith to dispose of garden/building waste only for it to be dumped.

“While this is unfortunate it must be pointed out that in cases like this the responsibility for the correct disposal of waste lies with the residents.”

 

 

The Councillor warned, “The message is clear; if you are getting work carried out on your property or you have paid someone to remove waste it is your responsibility to ensure it is being done correctly.”

 

 

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