Hundred tonnes of rubbish found in illegal Co Wicklow dump

Tyres and domestic waste found in ‘dozens’ of black sacks near Greystones

Rubbish dumped at a site in Charlesland near Greystones beside a leisure centre. The site contains household refuse, furniture, tyres and other assorted waste. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Rubbish dumped at a site in Charlesland near Greystones beside a leisure centre. The site contains household refuse, furniture, tyres and other assorted waste. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Up to 100 tonnes of rubbish have been found on an illegal dump in the Charlesland area of Greystones, according to a local councillor. Nicola Lawless said hundreds of tyres, window frames and household waste in “dozens” of black plastic sacks had been dumped on the site. Some of it had been deposited months ago, but other piles of waste had clearly been left there recently.

Illegal dumping is causing concern in several parts of the country. A dead horse, the bank statements of a Dalkey resident, household waste and builder’s rubble have been found dumped on roadsides and in illegal dumps in recent days.

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