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Cork City Council welcomes publication of IBAL report and will continue to target dumping in problem areas

Cork City Council has welcomed the publication of the latest IBAL report.

Operations Director of Services, Valerie O’Sullivan said: ” We are very pleased that Cork City Centre has again performed well in the litter survey.  This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the City Council’s street sweeping crews who are out 7 days a week from early morning to late in the evening”.

“The improvement in the ranking of  Mahon reflects the focusing of resources in the area by both the Litter Management and Cleansing sections  in recent months. However the ranking in relation to the North City Area is disappointing and does not reflect the work carried out by both the City Council and Community Groups in these areas,” she said.

During 2020 Cork city Council will continue to target illegal dumping in a selection of problem areas using the following measures:

  • Establish CCTV at strategic points
  • Work with established community groups in the area to gather info and organise clean-up.
  • Clean up the waste
  • Door to door interaction with people in the area to establish what waste collection service    they have as well as gathering information on possible dumpers.
  • Target those that do not have evidence of waste collection service in the area.
  • Awareness campaign in relation to dumping and environmental effects.
  • Promotion of campaign through local media.
  • Enforcement of both Litter Pollution Acts and Waste Presentation Bye-Laws 

” Cork City Council has a role in the upkeep of the public realm however we cannot solve the problem of littering on our own. Tackling the issue must be done in conjunction and partnership with all the citizens of our City and an element of personal responsibility must be brought to bear to resolve the scourge of littering and illegal dumping.

Cork City Council will be reviewing the IBAL report findings with a view to assessing what changes, further actions or new initiatives need to be carried out to help bring about better outcomes for the whole City in future surveys,” said Ms. O’Sullivan.

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