Rubbish Bank Holiday



Yesterday. Location unspecified.

Bob writes:

So much for the council getting heavy handed with illegal dumpers. This is happening directly opposite a camera (which was either installed by the council or privately, it’s hard to tell). It’s a pretty frequent occurrence in this spot. What happens next is that it’s usually set on fire resulting in the fire brigade having to attend. The cycle continues…

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Courtown beach, county Wexford.

Seems legit.

(Thanks Scooby)

34 thoughts on “Rubbish Bank Holiday

  1. Rob_G

    Have you rang the council, Bob? Even if there is a camera there, they are unlikely to monitor it 24/7; they probably only check it if someone rings them up.

    So, ring them up, Bob.

      1. dav

        there is no profit in private companies cleaning up that. The is no budget left for the public service to clean it up either

        1. Harry Molloy

          but that’s not the cause of it being there, the cause of it being there is dirty inconsiderate people.

      2. Cot

        People can’t afford to pay the bin charges, the very low paid, the elderly, etc. The bin tax is a regressive tax, you pay the same if you’re rich or poor. My area (not the most salubrious) never had a rubbish problem until they introduced bin charges. Ask people why they dump, and they say that they’re struggling to buy their weekly groceries let alone pay for bin collection.

        1. dylad

          Well, judging by the type of crap that gets dumped, they certainly can afford to consume enough. It’s a lot cheaper to bring directly to a waste center.

          1. Cot

            That’s a facetious argument. People have to consume to live, the stuff being dumped is largely household waste. If you’re on the national minimum wage it’s tough making ends meet. If you’re on zero hours or part time, it’s near impossible.

          2. The Key of G

            Complete, if you’ll pardon the pun, rubbish. You can minimise waste by using less disposable packaging. I’ve got it completely down to one bag a week and I compost the rest – anyone with an ounce of wit can do the same.

          3. The Key of G

            Right so – suit yourself – dump your crap and we’ll charge you to clean up after you

          4. Rob_G

            @ Cot

            – fortunately, there will always be people like you to absolve people of personal responsibility for their actions.

        2. Harry Molloy

          Bin charges aren’t a tax, they’re a charge. If you’re economical in your waste you have less to pay. The rest of the country has always had bin charges and you don’t see such dumping (except for one section of the community).
          No excuses.

          1. Harry Molloy

            There was no racism but it is an easy way to shut and argument and take the moral high ground.

          2. Harry Molloy

            The travelling community. It is an issue, that is a fact, pavee point even acknowledge that. No racism in stating facts.

            You’re bringing this off on a tangent anyway, has nothing to do with the original posting, so I’m done.

            Hope the new username works out for you.

  2. Kolmo

    How can a tonne of rubbish be left there without being noticed or heard?
    The mentality behind this shows nothing but absolute contempt for everyone else, real anti-social animals.

    The state in it’s rush to privatise one of the State’s basic functions – refuse collection – has lead to the streets being as scruffy as hell – that is not removing the responsibility of some people not knowing how a bin operates.

  3. Jimmy 2 tones

    It’s only going to get worse now with pig Kelly’s last legacy of the new weight tax coming in next month.

    1. The Key of G

      Good. Hopefully we’ll get the lower order Irish pigs to clean up their own swill finally.

    2. ReproBertie

      Is that a promise Jimmy? Will you be dumping illegally once the more sensible pay by weight system comes in?

  4. Clampers Outside!

    My mate worked in Blanch, and there was a chipper next door to him and as the kids finished the stodge they’d dump the packs where they stood…. a bin five feet away….

    My mate piped up, and was told by the kids mother…. “we’re keepin’ the street cleaners in a job”.

    That’s the type of complete moron you’re dealing with.

    1. Harry Molloy

      It’s a civic pride issue I think. There seems to be a lack of it and that needs to come from within the community.

      They need a hero. A Captain America for the inner city!

      1. Anomanomanom

        No need for a captain, they just need a good slap. What is it with irish people, dublin especially, absolutely scruffy street and no pride in the area they live.

        1. Gers

          That’s it, no pride in the area they live in … and not always from scruffy people on the dole either. I know a couple who rent, both working and they have the front garden like a pigsty. Very sad.

  5. Spaghetti Hoop

    Nonsense comment. The dumpster is a rotten free-loading individual, not a humble one.

  6. Mulder

    Ye know it does beg the question do Irish people eat too much junk food.
    Though looks like they had a real busy weekend.
    Even found time to dump the rubbish, even if where dumped it was in the street.

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