Galway county council is warning the public that illegal waste collectors are operating across the county.

Taking to social media the local authority is warning that unofficial waste collectors are operating in the region.

Under the “stopdumping” socoal media trend the local authority claims that illegitimate waste collectors do not transport rubbish to landfill, but rather dump it illegally.

In a statement it advises:

Always ask to see a waste collection permit before you give your waste to any collector and keep a record of the permit number and receipts.

If you suspect a collector does not hold a permit please contact Galway County Council’s Environment Section at 091 509510 or email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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