Up to seven fines issued to Illegal dumpers in Clondalkin
UP TO seven fines were issued to offenders of illegal dumping in the St Bridget’s Cottages/Knockmeenagh Lane area of Clondalkin from April to September this year.
There was a significant reduction in the number of complaints made to South Dublin County Council for the laneway in the last six month period – with 44 complaints made from October 2015 to March, compared to 17 complaints from April to September.
Sinn Féin councillor Mark Ward feels the area has become a “litter blackspot” and asked South Dublin County Council for an updated report on the problem.
A spokesperson for SDCC said they received 17 illegal dumping complaints from April to September.
All complaints were investigated by the litter warden, resulting in seven litter fines issued.
“Unfortunately, it is proving more difficult to obtain evidence in relation to the identity of offenders as personal information is generally removed or shredded,” said the council spokesperson.
There were 26 clean-ups organised during the six-month period, and the litter warden monitors the location at least twice a week, according to SDCC.
Cllr Mark Ward welcomed the fines, but has called for more CCTV cameras and resources to tackle illegal dumping in Clondalkin.
He also asked for debris and rubbish in ditches along Knockmeenagh Lane to be removed regularly.