More illegal dumping discovered in Tullamore

Justin Kelly

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More illegal dumping discovered in Tullamore

More illegal dumping discovered in Tullamore

Cllr Tony McCormack has blasted illegal dumpers after another consignment of rubbish was found at Pearse Park, Tullamore on Tuesday, February 19.

McCormack has continually called for CCTV cameras to be installed at strategic points to counteract illegal dumping which has become a major problem across the county in recent months.

Speaking to the Offaly Express following a similar incident last week, Cllr McCormack said: "I can’t understand these people, they have no consideration for their community," 

Cllr McCormack says he supports proposed new laws that would result in homeowners being required to provide proof of their rubbish disposal in order to stamp out illegal dumping. 

The Tullamore-based councillor says that while he does support such laws, he thinks "Offaly County Council need to add to it to install mobile cameras at little blackspots to catch offenders." He has received a promise that such a move will be made by OCC in the coming week. 

He also said the issue is a drain on communities as well as council staff who he says are "out cleaning up after others" when they could have better things to do. 

"The council needs to take a hard line on this. We're sick and tired of going around cleaning up after people. We've had a carrot approach for too long; we need a stick approach now in the shape of cameras," he said.