Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Councillor, Cllr Bróna Haughey has said that waste dumped on Bond's Mountain on the Newtownhamilton to Armagh Road has cost the taxpayer  £21,579.00.

Material dumped at Bond's Mountain.
Material dumped at Bond's Mountain.

Cllr Haughey was commenting after two more incidents of dumping in the Carrickatuke area over the last few days and said “I am again angered and disappointed to learn about two more cases of dumping in the area. What causes even more concern is that one case is another huge lorry or tractor load dumped on forestry lands near the Cortamlet Road. Forestry have informed me that the materials are very similar to that of other large loads found in the area, fuelling their suspicions that a criminal organisation posing as a legitimate waste business is responsible for this”

The local Councillor continued “It was also interesting to find a clamp from Dublin Street Parking Services on the Viewpoint Road on Carrickatuke Mountain. Council have taken the clamp and will be in contact with Dublin Street Parking Services (DSPS) to ascertain the identity of the vehicle and investigate to see if it is related to this latest dumping incident”.

Waste piled high on the Cortamlet Road.
Waste piled high on the Cortamlet Road.

Cllr Haughey said that the ratepayer was footing the bill for this illegal activity “Illegally dumped material from August has only just been removed due to the sheer scale of the waste left behind in a secluded location.  Bond's Mountain on the Armagh/Newtown Road was dumping  site for a huge amount of waste. The  preventative measures put in place, removal and disposal of the waste which was over 57 tonne has cost the taxpayer £21,579.00. Criminals are profiting from this and we the public are forced to pay for their wrongdoings. It must be stopped and those criminals involved in these activities need to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law."

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