Publish Fly Tippers Names Say Down Greens

Councillor Cadogan Enright welcomed the removal of the tyres, waste bags and other articles of waste in the Maghera area by Down District Council workers and called for greater use of local recycling facilities by  homes and businesses at centres in Castlewellan and Downpatrick. [caption id="attachment_21654" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="John Hardy, Newcastle area election candidate for the Green Party, accompanied by Councillor Cadogan Enright, are calling for people to use recycling centres instead of flytipping in the countryside."][/caption] He added, “We are pleased to see that the waste has since been removed by Council staff to return the road to its picturesque condition. Of course, it is disgraceful that anyone would dump waste in such a way, causing an eyesore and a health risk.“ John Hardy also called on local people to take registration numbers of cars they see dumping and to call the Council at 02844610800 to report these to the Environmental Enforcement Team who with a view to prosecution. He added, ‘I would like to thank those who were responsible for clearing up the area. It is perplexing that anyone would feel the need to dump waste in this way when there are so many recycling facilities in the area, operated for free by the Council. There is scope, however, for a greater provision of services, such as for old tyres and business recyclable waste, which would reduce the pathetic activities of these few fly-tippers.” “I support John’s call to report the fly-tippers and will work to ensure we can publish the names of those caught,” added, Councillor Cadogan Enright. “This has to stop now”. ]]>