Leitrim County Council has received complaints of significant illegal dumping and littering at St Johns Lake, Kiltybarden, Co Leitrim.
The Council has also been made aware of the recent practice by bus companies bringing teenagers to discos in the Carrick-on-Shannon area, whereby they pull in at this area and the occupants of the bus discard used cans in particular alcoholic beverage cans at the amenity area.
A local resident recently cleaned up the area and found evidence of beverage cans, household waste, ashes etc in the area.
The Council will be monitoring the area closely in the coming months and carrying out door to door inspections.
Households found not to be presenting Household waste using a Pay by Weight bin service may incur an on the spot fine of €75 and could be fined up to €1,900 in serious cases of non-compliance.
However, the council is also asking members of the public to be vigilant regarding this matter.
Should members of the public see any evidence of illegal dumping at this location or indeed other locations in the County, please record the registration number of the vehicle in question. A photo of the event would also be very helpful if possible.
The Council is also well aware of the littering issues on the roadside verges, despite numerous media campaigns, adopt a road programmes, green schools initiatives and the hard work of tidy towns groups and the work of the outdoor staff in terms of litter picking significant stretches of road in the County on a regular basis.
Leitrim County Council is aware of the recent letters to the editor of the Leitrim Observer in this regard also and urges the public to take a no nonsense approach to littering and report such offences including cigarette litter to our complaints hotline 1890205 205, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leitrim County Council has also reported issues raised above with the Gardai Síochána.