The 2017 Anti-Dumping Initiative campaign was launched by Minister Denis Naughton, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in Ballinasloe on Monday 13th March, 2017. The aim of the initiative is to provide funding for projects tackling illegal dumping including the provision of support for monitoring and surveillance of dumping blackspots and the development of an integrated community based and effective approach to dealing with this issue. The Department advised than an initial allocation of €650,000 was being made available to support this initiative which would be delivered through the WERLA ( Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority) offices.
Galway City Council submitted an application to fund a City wide waste/environmental awareness campaign in conjunction with a pilot anti-dumping initiative in the Ballybane area collectively known as Managing Your Waste, Caring for our Environment.
Galway City Council received approval of a maximum grant of €20,889 in respect of the 2017 Anti- Dumping Initiative application submitted.
The Campaign was officially launched in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre on Wednesday, 30th August 2017 by the Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Pearse Flannery.
Speaking at the launch, Mayor Flannery said that he welcomes the campaign for the city. The aim of the campaign is to provide advice on waste and environmental matters, including food waste and the correct use of the recycling and waste bins. Further, information will be provided on the range of waste disposal options available to householders living in Galway City which range from the Civic Amenity Site located at Liosbaun Industrial Estate, Tuam Road to the Galway City Council Bulky Goods Collection Service to Bring Banks which are located at various locations throughout Galway City. Further information is available from Galway City Council on 091-536400 or www.galwaycity.ie.