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More Funding Allocated To Tackle Illegal Dumping In Wicklow

The co-ordinating body that deals with rubbish collection has been given extra powers and funding to tackle illegal dumping.

€10 million has been announced for three regional  Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities which help co-ordinate the waste management work of Wicklow County Council, and enforce laws around dumping.

Drones and CCTV will be used to help detect criminal operations involving dumping.

There has been a 72% decrease in the amount of illegal dumping in the county over the past 15 years.

In 2008 the Pure Mile Project collected 440 tonnes of waste.

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