DCC To Suspend Street Cleaning In Some Areas

Street cleaning will be suspended in certain parts of Dublin city from next month because of the “unrelenting issue” of illegal dumping.

Senior officials at Dublin City Council have said they cannot justify wasting resources cleaning the streets on a daily basis while residents are throwing rubbish, bagged and unbagged, into the streets.

Manager of the central area of the city, Charlie Lowe, said that while the problem is widespread, it was at its worst in the north inner city, which has a large proportion of multiple occupancy flats that are owned by private landlords.

It is understood that the proposal involves not cleaning selected streets for a week at a time and allow the waste to pile up. At the end of that week environmental health officers and litter wardens would remove the rubbish and see if there was the potential to identify offenders and apply fines.

The process would potentially be continued for a month at a time so residents would realise the council was no longer going to “clear up their mess”.


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