A huge amount of rubbish is constantly being ditched throughout our precious countryside. In 2016 the costs of cleaning up waste in Meath was €2.4m; in 2017 it was down slightly to €2.3m.
Some door-to-door collectors dump rubbish. Remember if you give your waste to an illegal collector you can end up with a fine or a conviction. A list of authorised collectors is at: https://www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx , all authorised collectors will carry a Waste Collection Permit and have this number displayed on their vehicle. Some unauthorised collectors advertise that they will give you a receipt, a receipt is not a Waste Collection Permit.
Report Illegal Dumping
Please report illegal dumping to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you see an advertisement for rubbish collection on social media, please reply by asking for a permit number. Thanks to members of the public who have been doing this. Together we can help prevent further illegal dumping.
Cleaning up Rubbish and Sifting through it for Evidence leading to Fines or Convictions
ON THE TRAIL OF ILLEGAL DUMPERS – A Litter Warden’s Typical Day