Three councils join forces to crack down on littering
WEXFORD County Council is joining forces with local authorities across the South East to tackle roadside dumping.
Last week Wexford County Council, Kilkenny County Council and Waterford County Council launched the Roadside Litter Campaign in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
The Roadside Litter Campaign is a new initiative in the fight against litter on the roadsides. The regional campaign slogan highlights that ‘All Roads Lead Home’ and asks road users to ‘Bin It, Don’t Fling It’. The campaign aims to change attitudes about litter in the South East Region.
A litter survey carried out in the South East in 2017 showed that on average 100kg of litter was dumped per 5km of roadside; 37 per cent of all litter was associated with drinks, with plastic drink bottles accounting for 20 per cent, aluminium cans 10 per cent and disposable cups 7 per cent, of the litter.
The Roadside Litter Campaign asks local communities, groups and individuals to bring their litter home with them. The message can be found on tax disc holders, available free of charge at Motor Taxation Offices. Temporary road signage advising road users of the Roadside Litter Campaign will be erected in areas where persistent roadside littering is evident.
At the launch of the roadside anti-litter plan at Wexford County Council were: Bernadette Moloney, Kilkenny County Council; Cliona Connolly, Wexford County Council; Denis Collins and Phil Murphy, Wexford Tidy Towns; Hugh McGuire, Wexford County Council; Cllr John Hegarty, Chairman Wexford County Council; John Carley, Director of Services, Wexford County Council; Mary Bowe, Wexford Tidy Towns and Ella Ryan, Waterford City County Council.