North Tipp Uses CCTV To Catch Litterbugs

Litterbugs at bring banks in North Tipperary have been targeted by CCTV cameras and given on the spot fines by litter wardens.

Litterbugs at bring banks in North Tipperary have been targeted by CCTV cameras and given on the spot fines by litter wardens.

In a bid to make North Tipperary a cleaner county, North Tipperary County Council announced a crack down on people littering at bring banks. With the use of the latest state of the art CCTV, 32 litter fines were issued at bring bank sites throughout North Tipperary since February.

Bring banks are provided for members of the public to recycle glass bottles, aluminium cans and textiles.  North Tipperary has one of the highest recycling rates in the country but at some bring bank sites illegal dumping has caused issues with access and has made these sites very unattractive.

Joe MacGrath, county manager, said “North Tipperary County Council believes that these fines will act as a warning to others that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. We believe that the fines will result in a significant reduction in dumping at bring bank sites thanks to CCTV, warning signs and publicity following the issuing of fines. We want to send a clear message that people should not leave their recyclables in bags next to bottle banks. This is considered dumping, it makes the area look unattractive and offenders will be prosecuted!”

Everyone has a responsibility to ensure streets and roads are kept clean, tidy and free from litter. Littering is against the law and anyone caught littering could end up in court. It also costs the County Council and tax payers a considerable amount of money to keep the streets free from litter, so it makes sense to use litter bins or bring your litter home with you. You can report littering or dumping in North Tipperary on 1800 250 350.

Spreagann Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann Thuaidh an pobal le Laghdú, le hAthúsáid agus le hAthchúrsáil an oiread agus is féidir. Oibrímid Uimhir Shaorghlao i gcomhair Bruscair 1800 250 350 le cur ar chumas an phobail aon dumpáil neamhdhleathach nó bhruscar a chur in iúl don Chomhairle Contae. Má bhíonn aon cheisteanna agat maidir leis an gcomhshaol, is féidir leat dul i dteagmháil leis an Rannóg Comhshaoil ag 067 44786 nó ag an seoladh ríomhphoist environment@northtippcoco.ie