In Phibsboro, The Navan Road and Cabra, I have gotten a lot of complaints about illegal dumping. Most recently in Phibsboro, bags thave been illegally dumped.
In light of the Minister for Environment Denis Naughten's announcement of an extra €650,000to deal with illegal dumping, I am calling for some extra funds to be spent in Phibsboro to deal with this issue.
Through my work with Phibsboro Tidy Towns, I know the great work being done to improve the village, and I believe Illegal dumping is having a negative effect on this work. The government and Dublin City Council need to do more to deal with this.
Dublin City Council is responsible for managing litter and illegal dumping. If you are aware of illegal dumping, you can report it to the litter hotline, so that it can investigate and take any necessary enforcement action. Call Dublin City Council on 01 222 2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can report it to the 24-hour National Environmental Complaints Line 1850 365 121.
We also need to tackle the rising costs of bin service. It is not sustainable to have competing bin providers driving the same streets, and we need to have tighter regulations on these providers. The waiver for those who can't afford bin service needs to be re-introduced.