Council’s collection of illegally dumped waste questioned

Cork County Council’s method of cleaning up rubbish dumped illegally in the North Cork countryside, came under scrutiny from Councillor Deirdre O’Brien this month, who queried whether ‘a more cost-effective way of collecting rubbish’ could be found.

The perennial issue of fly-tipping cropped up once again in June’s meeting of the Northern Division of Cork County Council.

An exasperated Cllr O’Brien recounted how the current system seemed unnecessarily laboured.

“There must be another, more cost-effective way of collecting rubbish that is dumped out in the countryside, rather than calling in the litter wardens. They are brilliant, but they come, they look at it, they go in, they go back …” she said.

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