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Kildare County Council Can Now Use CCTV And Drones To Tackle Illegal Dumping

Ireland spends up to €100m each year dealing with illegal dumping.

Local authorities can now use CCTV and drones to tackle illegal dumping.

Ireland spends up to €100m each year dealing with illegal dumping and littering.

Figures obtained by Kfm show that 91 litter fines were issued in 2022 but that increased to 182 last year.

There were no fines issued for illegal dumping.

The Circular Economy Act of 2022 included provisions ensuring technology usage aligns with data protection regulations.

However, due to a delay in the development of local codes by the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA), enforcement of these measures is only now becoming possible.

Kildare Senator Mark Wall said the enforcement of the legislation is vital to catching culprits.


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