Staff resources 'intensified' to tackle illegal waste operators and areas of repeat calls

Council's Environment Section staff spend up to 40% of their time investigating complaints

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Carlow County Council's resources are to be "intensified" to tackle illegal waste operators and areas of repeat calls for fly-tipping. 

The Council's Environment Section staff spend up to 40% of their time investigating and following-up on complaints, Carlow Live can reveal. 

In 2018, 841 complaints were received and this year resources will be intensified into areas where there are large volumes of complaints, illegal waste operators and where there is a pattern of repeat calls. 

Up to February of this year, there had been 21 litter complaints in Carlow and 63 waste complaints.