Public urged to use council dumps after 2 lots of rubbish tipping on Sheriff's Mountain

Wed, 08/01/2014 - 17:02 -- Editor

Fly tipping at the Sherriff Mountain is unacceptable and unnecessary according to local SDLP Councillor Seán Carr.

Cllr Carr was speaking after one lot of rubbish tipping was cleaned up by a Council team this morning (08/01) only to find a 2nd load of 3 binliners dumped shortly afterwards.

Cllr Carr pointed out that it is cheaper for Council even to allow residents of border areas in Donegal to use Council amenities sites, rather than send out teams to clean up illegal dumping on back roads.

Today's incidents took place at the bottom of Holywell Hill close to Glenowen.

Councillor Carr said: “It has come to my attention that there has been an incident of fly-tipping at Sherriff Mountain, a local beauty spot.

“It is completely unacceptable to destroy a local beauty spot and ruin the environment for local people but it is also completely unnecessary given the nearby civic amenity centres.

“There are civic amenity centres in Pennyburn and Brandywell which are close to the Sherriff Mountain site and in any case, arrangement can be made with the Council for the removal items for disposal. I would urge anyone with any information on who was behind this tipping to contact the Council.”