Under the Anti Dumping Initiative 2019, funding is provided to Local Authorities who in collaboration with local community groups arrange for the cleanup of locations which are subject to continual dumping. Since the introduction of the scheme in 2017 MCC have in collaboration with community groups and Coillte etc drawn down funding for about 10 locations and also purchased smart technology equipment as the scheme allows for.
This year the Initiative is somewhat expanded and provides for applications which are processed by the WEARLAs (Regional Waste Enforcement Offices) to include for :
- Actions can include signage, installation of lighting and barriers, landscape maintenance and amnesty events for household bulky waste.
- Must incorporate targeting of unauthorised waste collectors advertising on-line.
- Financial support is also available for local authorities who utilise Eircode information in the roll-out of Waste Management Bye-Laws which require households to demonstrate how they are managing their waste and using learning’s from the pilot project undertaken by Sligo County Council aimed at tackling and addressing the source of illegal dumping through an Eircodes investigation.
- Long term behavioural change education and awareness measures are a key element. Last year the Connacht-Ulster Region developed a very effective range of information and awareness messaging material, using the tagline “Not in Our Nature” which will be rolled out across the regions
- Support for enforcement measures will incorporate the use of SMART enforcement tools into existing waste enforcement resources and the deployment across all local authorities of the written “Test Purchases” operational procedure developed for the purposes of targeting unauthorised waste collectors advertising on-line.
Meath County Council is circulating this information to the Meath PPN membership and each Municipal District Office seeking proposals for Anti Dumping Projects across the County.
The application/s for same will be managed centrally though the Environment Section.
Please see related documentation below: