Illegal dumping has always been a problem but over the years with systems such as CCTV you would think it has eased off,apparently not,people move along and find somewhere else to illegally dump rubbish and more,an attributing factor to this is of course charges and they are reportedly going up next year again with stopping the flat charge and moving to a “charge by weight” system.
Featured on Countrywide on over the weekend there was talk of a new app,one I have not heard of and its got to do with PureProject1 so its worth letting more people know about the app. I hate the sight of rubbish on the side of roads myself or anywhere for that matter.
This App makes it really easy to report environmental pollution (Republic of Ireland only) with the GPS location and a photo submitted at the touch of a button.It is a simple app to use with easy steps to follow..All you need to do is take a photo add some details and thats it,then press send.
The app will send the GPS coordinates and will make it easy for those investigating to locate the problem. This will allow your local County or City Council to follow up on the complaint.
You can also use the App to make a phone call to the National Environmental Complaints Line 1850 365 121. The phone line is open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and all calls will be answered by dedicated staff. The details of the complaint, such as location, nature of the complaint, will be recorded and passed to the relevant local authority, and followed up by them, the Gardaí or the EPA as appropriate.
Check out pureproject.ie or the EPA for more.