Fly-tippers hit graveyard with discarded mattresses

Plan afoot to catch the dumpers

Fly-tippers hit graveyard with discarded mattresses
By Ian Cameron ian.cameron@dundalkdemocrat.ie@dundalkdemocrat

Louth County Council have released a statement after flytippers targeted St Patrick's Cemetary on Dowdallshill.

Spent mattresses were left upended in a skip at the wellknown cemetary by fly-tippers, leaving an eyesore for anyone visiting.

“Louth County Council staff who manage Dundalk’s multi-denominational graveyard are regularly congratulated for the manner in which they engage with family and friends of the deceased and for their tireless work in maintain the cemetery to the high standard that they do.

Unfortunately the growing problem of fly tipping by individuals largely unknown in the cemetery and in particular the depositing of household waste in the bins provided for the convenience of those tending the graves of loved ones is a growing challenge.

Louth County Council’s litter warden teams, working with the Cemetery staff are embarking upon a overt and covert operation to identify the offending individuals. One individual has already been identified and the request fine of € 150.00 has been issued.

Further fines are expected to be issued in the coming weeks and Louth County Council will not hesitate in pursuing offenders up to and including court prosecutions.

The Council are calling on those who visit the Cemetery to be vigilant and report and such incidents of dumping that they witness.

This can be done by contacting our team on the Litter Hot line @ 1800 202 606.