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Louth County Council receives €145,000 under anti dumping initiative

Louth County Council receives €145,000 under anti dumping initiative

Louth County Council has received €145,000 in funding from the anti dumping initiative.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment developed the Anti-Dumping Initiative to work in partnership with local authorities and community organisations in identifying high risk or problem areas, developing appropriate enforcement responses and carrying out clean-up operations.

The initiative is co-ordinated through the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities (WERLAs). Funding of over €3 million has been provided to date which has supported over 400 projects across all 31 local authority areas.

News of the funding has been welcomed by local Sinn Féin Councillor Antóin Watters who has been highlighting the issue of the illegal dumping of tyres in border areas for some time.

Writing on social media, Cllr Watters said: “Following a prolonged campaign I have carried out to tackle illegal dumping in the North Louth Area, I am to delighted to announce that Louth County Council have received €145,000 from the Anti Dumping Initiative.

“The funding will cover projects that include an awareness campaign, clean ups and various covert operations. The funding will specifically target tyre dumping and household waste. Brilliant news and another positive step to tackle this scourge.”

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