Spring Lane targeted by dumpers yet again

Spring Lane targeted by dumpers yet again
Councillor Ken O'Flynn at Spring Lane where over 70 bags of rubbish were dumped on Monday night. Pic: Rob McNamara

CORK City Council is examining CCTV footage to determine the culprits who dumped approximately 70 bags of rubbish at the entrance to Spring Lane halting site last night.

The bags of domestic waste including food waste, beer cans, animal feed bags and other items were left on the road at Spring Lane, just off the North Ring Road between 8.45pm and 10pm last night.

City council litter wardens were on site at first light this morning to begin clearing the mess and will now go through every single bag in order to find clues as to the identity of the fly-tippers.

Local councillor Ken O’Flynn said the road was rendered “impassible” for a period due to the volume of rubbish left there.

Dumping at Spring Lane on Monday night. Pic: Rob McNamara.
Dumping at Spring Lane on Monday night. Pic: Rob McNamara.

“It was a pure act of brazenness. This is poking a finger in the eye of Cork City Council and the people of Spring Lane and Ballyvolane,” he told The Echo.

“These people deserve to be prosecuted, named and shamed and maximum fines need to be imposed on these people. The message has to go out there that it’s not alright to dump anywhere in Cork city,” he added.

A €53,000 clean-up of a large vacant site on Spring Lane, which had become an illegal dump due to the volumes of fly-tipping over a 20-year period, was carried out by Cork City Council in April and March.

The site is now secure and CCTV footage has been installed in the immediate area but fly-tippers have continued to dump on the fringes of the area.

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