Dumping at Pollardstown Road, Mitchelstown is raising the hackles of locals who say the fly-tipping is becoming a major eyesore.

On Monday night last (February 18) a number of black bags and rubbish were dumped at the roadside.

Pollardstown Road, which is a popular route for runners and walkers, is being littered constantly according to local woman and Sinn Fein area representative for the Fermoy/Mitchelstown area, Helen White.   

“Large black bags full of rubbish have been thrown into the ditches which is an ongoing concern. I have notified the council on this today (Tuesday) and requested that cameras are installed and signage for No Dumping be erected. It is an environmental hazard to animals and wildlife as rubbish is blown into fields and it’s becoming a major eyesore.”

In the past few months Cork County Council have been called to the area on a number of occasions to clean up after fly-tippers but Ms White said the problem is getting worse.

“Recently there was a cooker and exercise machine dumped here. It’s a quiet, dark and dreary road with only a few houses, so these dumpers see it as an easy place to get rid of their rubbish. It’s been happening for a number of years now and I believe it’s of vital importance that signs and cameras are erected as soon as possible.”