In its Progress Report for 2011, the local authority outlines a number of activities carried out to combat this issue – one of which is new bins at the cost of 8,000 euros.
The cost of cleaning up county Monaghan reached 846,000 thousand euro in 2011 – a cost which was described as “depressing” by Fianna Fail councillor, Robbie Gallagher.
Figures distributed at this month’s council meeting show that 630 tonnes of waste was collected, while 10,000 euros was invested in a CCTV camera to combat the problem of illegal dumping.
Dog fouling doesn’t escape the report – as 5,000 pooper scoopers were handed out to encourage dog owners to clean up their animal’s waste.
The local authority says the biggest challenge they now face is to motivate the public to take action against litter.