THE Louth Environmental Group (LEG) has renewed its call for Dundalk Town Council (DTC) to clear up a site owned by the local authority which has been targeted by illegal dumpers.
Building rubble and general waste has been dumped on the site, which is located to the rear of St Nicholas Ave, a residential area in Dundalk.
“I did a Freedom of Information request and discovered that locals have been complaining about dumping on the site since 2009,” said LEG Secretary Mark Fitzsimons.
“I reported the matter to the Environmental Protection Agency which then wrote to the council asking for the site to be cleared up.
John Lawrence of DTC said told The Dundalk Democrat that the site was cleared out following the complaints that were received about the waste.
“There is a misconception that the council was using it as a landfill but the material was mainly dumped by persons unknown,” he said.
“The council is considering what to do with the space but the priority is to ensure that the illegal dumping ends.”