Four lorry loads of rubbish removed from scenic area in north Louth

Local Councillor Erin McGreehan has commended Louth County Council and Coillte for cleaning up a ‘dumping ground’ at a forest in Cornamucklagh a few hundred metres from the Border.

A huge quantity of rubbish was pictured discarded in the forested area but the Fianna Fáil representative has thanked the local authority for cleaning up the area of natural beauty.

Cllr McGreehan said: “It is a very isolated location and the photos speak for themselves. People have just used the area as a refuse facility but thankfully Louth County Council and Coillte have cleaned it. Four lorry loads of domestic waste, domestic appliances, tyres etc were all cleared and brought away.”

Some of the rubbish before being tidied up

Louth County Council this year received €145,000 funding for projects under the Anti-Dumping Initiative. This funding went towards clean up and surveillance at Cornamucklagh.

Cllr McGreehan has encouraged people to report incidents of dumping.

She said: “It is important that if people see individuals dumping, they should report it to the litter wardens in Louth County Council. This country spends millions upon millions of euro each year to remove illegal dumping. These monies could be allocated somewhere else like social housing, sports and community grants.”

The litter warden can be contacted through Louth County Council on 1890 202303 or 042-9335457.