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New bye-laws to tackle illegal dumping in Kilkenny

New measures are being introduced to tackle illegal dumping in Kilkenny.

The council has approved new waste management bye-laws that give them the power to ask people for proof that they’re disposing of it correctly.

At the moment 63% of householders in Kilkenny use authorised waste collectors.

But Director of Services Se├ín McKeown has told KCLR News it’s the other 27% they are interested in.

However the issue of private waste collectors refusing to service some rural roads was raised in a meeting of the county council yesterday.

Councillor David Kennedy says he’s happy to hear a meeting will take place between collectors and the council because it is a real problem.