Press Release Illegal Dumping
Offaly County Council’s Environment & Water Services Section initiated proceedings against an individual for illegal dumping and the case was heard in Athlone District Court on Friday 4th October.
The person involved is a serial dumper and we have taken 7 prosecutions against him, some of which are on-going. There has been a huge amount of time, resources and administration spent on pursuing this individual. In our most recent case on Friday in Athlone Court, the defendant failed to appear following the execution of a bench warrant. The Judge, clearly intolerant of illegal dumping and time wasting, imposed an 8 week prison sentence. The defendant is due in court at the end of the month for another case of illegal dumping.
This highlights that both the public and the Council will not accept the blight on its countryside by irresponsible individuals and will take action to combat same.
Offaly County Council has received and investigated 776 complaints to date this year which relate to illegal dumping and waste storage issues and also includes assistance with 200 voluntary clean ups. For further information, contact Caroline Clancy on 086 3803870.