Illegal dumping in our city

Litter dumped at De Loughry Place
Residents in DeLoughry Place and Blackmill Street are affected by constant littering and dumping in a stairwell that connects the two streets, Mary Cody writes.

Residents in DeLoughry Place and Blackmill Street are affected by constant littering and dumping in a stairwell that connects the two streets, Mary Cody writes.

Other litter blackspots include Colliers Lane, Wellington Square and Coach Lane.

The dumping of household waste on the steps has been an ongoing problem for many years.

Council staff clear the areas on a regular basis and a number of cameras have been installed in an attempt to curb the problem.

Kilkenny Borough Council received a grant from the Department of the Environment in 2012 and used this grant to purchase a number of stand alone monitoring cameras to target illegal dumping hotspots around the city.

Any dumping at these sites will result in an on-the-spot fine of €150.

Pollution incidents, reports about illegal dumping and complaints about general environmental pollution matters should be reported in the first instance to the local authority in whose area the incident occurred.

People are asked to report any incident of dumping to Kilkenny’s Local Authority Environment Section on 056-7794470.