Council further warning on flytipping

11th April 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is continuing to receive reports of flytipping across the district, including at entrances to Council recycling centres which are currently closed in line with government advice to stay at home.

As well as presenting a risk to public health these actions are diverting Council resources from our critical services during this challenging time.

The Council is installing CCTV recording cameras with night vision capability at a number of locations where flytipping is a particular issue and will proactively pursue prosecution of offenders.

Sergeant Hamill of Omagh Neighbourhood Policing Team said, “We have been made aware of several instances of fly-tipping in the Fermanagh and Omagh area in recent times. This is not only unsightly and potentially dangerous to health, but it is also an offence to dump waste on public ground. Officers have been asked to pay attention to the areas where this has been happening, including at the gates of recycling centres, and to record details of those people and vehicles involved in transporting and dumping waste. These details will be forwarded to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council with a view to prosecution.”