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‘Illegal dumping has not slowed down with Covid-19’

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A local authority is urging the public to report any incidents of illegal dumping or suspicious activity.

Meath County Council made the appeal following an incident in the county in recent days.

In a tweet, a spokesperson said: ‘Illegal dumping has not slowed down with Covid-19, including copper wire stripping at Gormanstown.”

“Please be vigilant. Report suspicious activity to – environment@meathcoco.ie.” the tweet concluded.

€3,000 fine

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Leaving or throwing litter in a public place can result in an on-the-spot fine of €150; a maximum fine of €3,000 can occur if the individual is convicted in court. 

Cases of illegal dumping should be reported to local authorities or alternatively, the 24-hour national environmental complaints line should be contacted on: 1850 365 121.

Image source: Meath County Council Twitter

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