Council community wardens are investigating a major illegal dumping incident which occurred at Drumsna Quay on Sunday night. Approximately 40 boxes and bags were deposited on the Quay and the dumping was only discovered by residents early on Monday morning.
Community Wardens have since removed the rubbish and are now looking for clues which may point to who is responsible.
Raising the issue at Monday's Budget meeting, Cllr Sinead Guckian called for an increase in the fines imposed on people for littering and she also suggested the perpetrators of these crimes be forced to complete community service picking up litter.
"Last night (Sunday) on the Quay at Drumsna someone emptied the back of a transit van full of rubbish. It was unbelievable what has been thrown out in this area," she said.
Cllr John Ward agreed the problem had gotten out of hand with a bag of rubbish dumped where he lived over the weekend. He suggested that the mobile CCTV cameras be used to catch out people in areas where dumping occurred.
Cllr Enda Stenson said it was more important to catch these illegal dumpers than to fine people who are going to bring bank centres to recycle and who mistakenly leave a box or bag behind them.
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