Council Urge Public To Report Illegal Bonfires

Dublin City Council has urged the public to report any stockpiled bonfire material ahead of Halloween celebrations.

Bonfires are illegal and the council has said that it will carry out a number of stockpiling raids to remove bonfire material between now and Halloween, as part of a drive to promote "a safe Halloween that all the community can enjoy".

The council will use #dubsafehalloween to promote the campaign on social media and is encouraging the public to use this hashtag when posting their own safe Halloween content.

Dublin Fire Brigade will use #firesafety on social media promoting the Dublin Fire Brigade Safety Awareness Campaign.

Brian Hanney of Dublin City Council's Waste Management Services said: "Dublin City Council is again putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2015 Halloween period. The main focus is to promote a safe and enjoyable Halloween for the citizens of Dublin through various events and festivals across the City and to minimise the impact of environmental and social consequences of bonfires and illegal fireworks through preventative actions and awareness raising activities."

Dublin City Council removed about 1,500 tyres and 750 tonnes of bonfire material last year.

The public can report bonfire material in a number of way:

• Dublin City Council's Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

• The Environmental Protection Agency's 24 hour National Environmental Complaints Line at 1850 365 121

• Log onto our website dublincity.ie , click on the link ‘Report Stockpiling of Bonfire Material'

• Email customerservices@dublincity.ie


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