Sligo County Council has no idea what thousands of households in the county are doing with their waste.
Out of 25,000 occupied households in Co Sligo, the council has an accountability of just 16,000.
Meaning there are 9,000 households in the county unregistered with a waste collector.
Siobhan Gillen is the Sligo County Council Administrative Officer with water and environment. She’s been speaking to Barry Whyte: