Council Spent €215,000 On Tackling Illegal Dumping Last Year

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Clare County Council spent around €215,000 last year on tackling illegal dumping.

Figures revealed by the local authority reveal that an estimated €175,000 was spent on dealing with illegally dumped household waste, with a further €40,000 provided by the government spent on clean-ups and deterring dumpers.

In a response to Kilkee Fianna Fáil Councillor Cillian Murphy, the county council has also admitted that the issue of dumping continues to pose a serious concern for them and the true cost is difficult to quantify.


Cllr Murphy says it’s important to start a conversation which could lead to a change in how we collect waste in Clare: