Environmental Enforcement Officers in Mayo have called to 500 homes this year in the county so far, to check if householders have receipts for the disposal of their household waste.

That was confirmed by Liam Rabbitte a Mayo Enforcement Officer who addressed yesterday’s monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.

Mr Rabbitte told the councillors that the local authority  will be rolling out mobile CCTV cameras in 2019 to identify people indiscriminately dumping across the county.

He explained that fly tippers, have become smarter over the years, and it is now increasingly difficult to find evidence of identification in the dumped rubbish.

Councillors told of incidents across the county where people’s entrances to their homes were blocked with rubbish that was indiscriminately dumped in the middle of some rural roads.

Liam explained that it is a constant battle against fly tipping, and he told Midwest News today that they are making some progress on catching the offenders.

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