Dublin City Council Forced To Roll Out Dozens Of Barrel Bins To Quell Constant Littering

Dublin City Council - Littering campaign - 'Leave No Trace' via Twitter

Dublin is experiencing unprecedented levels of littering at numerous locations across the city and within parks.

Dublin City Council is calling out to all those partaking in outdoor activity to act responsibly by using the bin to dispose of litter and where there is no bin available to please bring litter home.

There are currently over 3,200 bins in the City Council area with an additional 70 barrel bins in place at litter hotspots to assist with the extra demand. Frontline street cleaning staff are working around the clock in an effort to deal with all of the litter that is being left behind.

The Director of the Office of City Recovery, Coilin O’Reilly, has announced that in addition to the 70 barrel bins, the City Council has a programme of work involving the installation of extra litter bins including 30 of the Smart City Big Belly units.

Dublin City Council is wholly committed to making every effort to alleviate this problem but we can’t do it on our own” he said. “We need everyone to take ownership and play their part in keeping Dublin beautiful this summer, making it a place for everyone to enjoy.”

Dublin City Council is delighted to be part of the ‘Leave No Trace’ campaign. The impact of littering on the street is no less than that on a forest trail or hill walk given the pollution it causes to valuable waterways and green areas within the city.