More action to tackle large scale illegal dumping is needed to deter “lazy” fly tippers who abandoned rubbish in the Coalisland area over the festive period, it has been claimed.
The actions of those responsible have been condemned strongly by local councillor Joe O’Neill, who was particularly frustrated that waste was left in the Sandy Row and Kettle Lane areas of the town, both of which are yards from the council owned refuse facility.
The other location where fly tipping occurred was Dernagh Lane in Clonoe which, according to Cllr O’Neill, has been blighted by this problem on a number of occasions recently.
“I would appeal to these people to stop this fly tipping immediately and wise up, to think that this has happened just yards from the Recycling site”, the Sinn Fein representative said.
“I have been speaking to the residents of Sandy Row and they tell me that this happens regular at this site and because it is a private lane the council are not responsible for tidying this up, so something else has to be done to help try and prevent this from reoccurring here.”
Cllr O’Neill called for “leadership atind action” from the Department of the Environment on larger scale dumping, adding: “Locally the issue appears smaller in scale but equally annoying and potential dangerous. When the larger culprits are seen to act with impunity it encourages the smaller ‘lazier’ fly tipper.”