A new campaign urging people to only use licensed operators to remove their rubbish has premiered in cinemas across Limerick. 'Man with a Van’ is a new animation short which reminds us all to only use an operator with a waste collection permit when disposing of waste. The permit number must be shown clearly on the side of their vehicle.
The cinema campaign is the latest in a series of litter and waste awareness campaigns run by Limerick City and County Council. Earlier this year Dog Pooh! ran in cinemas to highlight the importance of cleaning up after your animal.
Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan said: “Sometimes, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Illegal dumping is a blight on the landscape of our beautiful city and county, and I would appeal to anyone looking at getting rid of their rubbish to make sure they are using a licensed operator.”
Kathleen White, Planning and Environmental Services with Limerick City and County Council said: “Illegal dumping continues to be a problem throughout the country and Limerick is no exception. At Christmas and New Year the amount of waste produced increases significantly. We need to do what we can to ensure unnecessary waste is not generated and that waste that is generated is dealt with in a proper manner. Remember if your waste is illegally dumped you may be prosecuted. Always, always, use a waste collector with a waste collection permit. This can be found on mywaste.ie.”
If you witness environmental pollution such as fly-tipping, littering or backyard burning you can report it to Limerick City and County Council Customer Services on 061 556000 or the free phone litter line 1800 201 501 or the See It? Say It! App.
This is one of Limerick City and County Council’s initiatives funded under the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment’s Anti-Dumping Initiative.