Local authorities should ‘should co-operate more’ to tackle illegal waste

Irish Times | Jan 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM
  • Deficiencies in local authority enforcement of environmental legislation on illegal waste operations, farm inspections and air quality monitoring have been highlighted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • More focus was needed, however, on enforcement of waste segregation in households and businesses, along with an increase in farm and air quality inspections to address the threat of water pollution and health risk associated with some forms of solid fuel, the report concludes.
  • The EPA highlighted “the public has a pivotal role in addressing such environmental issues”.