Council acts after address details found in rubbish

A washing machine was among the household items dumped on the Corcullentragh Road. INPT16-019
A washing machine was among the household items dumped on the Corcullentragh Road. INPT16-019
  • Washing machine and toilet seat among items dumped
  • Council pursuing person or people who dumped rubbish
  • Address details found on Corcullentragh Road

The council is pursuing the person or people who dumped rubbish on the Corcullentragh Road, after address details were found amid the litter.

ABC Council officers, who were alerted to the fly-tipping, investigated the site this week, where at least three separate mounds of waste had been dumped.

Failure to reply can result in the person being taken to court

ABC Council spokesperson

Among them, they discovered the address details and have consequently served a notice to the persons named on the documentation.

The notice requests more information about the items dumped and, according to a council spokesperson, appropriate follow-up action will be taken depending on the response received.

Failure to reply can result in the person being taken to court or, if someone admits the offence, an £80 fine is issued.

She added that members of the waste management team had removed the majority of the rubbish, and a section of plasterboard will be inspected for asbestos before being taken away.

The rubbish had been dumped in a lay-by off the Corcullentragh Road, close to its junction with the Loughgall Road. It consisted of household rubbish, plasterboard and even a washing machine and toilet seat.

Just a few yards down the road, more rubbish had been tipped into a field.

And the council also revealed that a further seven incidents of fly-tipping had been discovered this week by litter wardens in six areas including Drumnagoon Road, Ballynacor Lane and Bluestone Road.

They urged landowners and residents to report any vehicles seen illegally dumping waste.