Research 160 - Investigation of Novel Technologies and New Procedures for Environmental Enforcement

Summary: This project identifies novel technologies for environmental enforcement to support local authorities.

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-84095-611-5

Pages: 60

Filesize: 2,240KB

Format: pdf

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Local authorities across Ireland are continually challenged with illegal dumping and fly-tipping of both domestic and commercial waste in their jurisdictions.  Areas commonly affected include road margins, forested areas, bogs, mountains, derelict property and recycling bring bank centres.  Owing to its random nature, illegal dumping along roadsides in both urban and rural areas is one of the significant challenges facing local authorities.

This project identifies novel technologies and practices for environmental waste enforcement to support local authorities in this area.  Researchers from the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) engaged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local authorities in Fingal, Cavan and Westmeath throughout the project.