Members of Cavan Tidy Towns Committee are joined by volunteers and people from Ukraine to carry out a litter pick on various approach roads to the Town last Saturday morning. They assembled at the Bring Centre beside SuperValu on the Dublin Road. PHOTO: SEAN MCMAHON

Fly-tippers generate 45 bags of rubbish

Cavan Tidy Towns have shared their frustration at the amount of rubbish being dumped on the approach roads to the town.

The Chairman of Cavan Tidy Towns, Tony Prunty, told The Celt that they usually do a litter pick around the town every two weeks, with 45 bags collected along the bypass from the Cootehill turn-off to the Ballinagh Road roundabout a couple of weeks ago. Despite this, the same amount of rubbish needed collecting again last week, as the national Spring Clean gets underway.

“I checked it in the past week and there is a significant amount of litter dumped along the same stretch again”, he said.

"We have a great crowd here on Saturday mornings – we intend to pick along the Dublin Road out as far as the Kilmore and we will also pick litter from the verges along the Cootehill Road from the flyover to the Corranure facility."

Marie Morgan, community warden with Cavan County Council, told the Celt that it was “shocking’’ the amount of litter being flung from vehicles traversing the roads leading into Cavan Town.

She said that large signs are in the process of being acquired to highlight all the areas that have been picked by the Tidy Towns Committee and volunteers.

“The large signs will highlight the fact that the litter is being picked by volunteers. Consideration will be given to using a slogan along the lines of – ‘be part of the solution – not the pollution'," she revealed.