The mattress thrown by the side of the R445
A reader sent us this photo of a dumped mattress on the side of a busy road on Tuesday morning.
The mattress was rolled up and thrown along the R445 between Kildare Town and the Curragh Racecourse.
The reader said: "Obviously this person wouldn't pay the €20 to dispose of a mattress legally and safely in a recycling centre."
The charge for disposing of a Single Mattress is €20 while the fee for a Double is €30 at Silliot Hill Recycling Centre & Civic Amenity in Kilcullen.
These charges seem to be discouraging people from complying with the Litter Act across Co Kildare.
Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence that can be subject to an on-the-spot fine of €150.
Litter wardens or gardaí have the power to issue such on-the-spot fines.
If they go unpaid within a specified time frame and the case comes before the District Court, if found guilty, the defendant faces a maximum fine of €3,000.
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