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CCTV footage and drones could be used to tackle illegal dumping under new proposals.   The government has agreed to the general scheme of the Circular Economy Bill which includes provisions for footage to be used under GDPR rules.   Such methods have not been allowed to prosecute people since…

A local Labour Party representative is backing calls to change the law so CCTV can be used to tackle illegal dumping. Security cameras have been used as a deterrent in the past, however, concerns have been raised more recently around data protection under GDPR rules. Nessa Cosgrove says illegal dumping…

The chairperson of the Manorhamilton MD of Leitrim County Council has backed calls for tougher legislation when it comes  to preventing illegal dumping.   The former Environment Minister Denis Naughten says legislation on stopping illegal dumping isn’t being used properly.   It comes following claims that some local authorities is…

A Donegal councillor is calling for a major rethink in policy when it comes to dealing with illegal dumping. Illegal dumping remains a problem throughout the region but has been particularly bad in some areas during and after the Christmas period, particularly around bottle banks. Bundoran-based Sinn Fein Councillor Michael…

Local authorities across the north west are raising  concerns in relation to a worrying increase in illegal dumping since the outbreak of Covid-19.   The ongoing restrictions have led many to cleaning out houses and sheds with some deciding to dump their waste illegally.   Manorhamilton Municipal District Councillor Sean…