Sligo Councillor says the option of CCTV evidence could deter illegal dumping

The issue of illegal dumping continues to impact the tourism potential of County Sligo.


That’s according to a Sligo Councillor who this week reported incidents of fly tipping to the litter warden.


Independent Councillor Marie Casserly has welcomed the fact that local authorities will soon be given powers to use CCTV and other technologies to tackle illegal dumping and littering.


She says illegal dumping at a site close to Collooney Railway Station had to be cleaned up by the local Litter Warden.


Up to now the Council’s ability to use CCTV to identify and target offenders has been restricted due to data protection regulations.


Cllr Casserly says changes which will allow local authorities to use CCTV will hopefully deter those that engage in fly tipping.