Rats attracted to illegal Naas dump

A country road on the outskirts of Naas is being turned into an illegal dumping ground.

A country road on the outskirts of Naas is being turned into an illegal dumping ground.

The Rathasker Road, near the Killahsee House Hotel, has become the destination for refuse including beds, carpet, household waste and charred rubbish remains.

By the end of last week most of the large items of refuse had been removed by council staff.

Cllr Willie Callaghan described the dumping as disgraceful and said Kildare County Council’s mobile CCTV system which is used to identify people dumping at isolated locations should be deployed in the area

“This is a disgrace. Rats are in the area and all kinds of refuse have been left there. I know the area well and a number of people have complained to me. The fault lies with people who are not prepared to pay for a refuse collection service and it is not fair to have to ask council staff to go in and clean up in this way after other people,” Cllr Callaghan told the Leader.

He said he had previously sought to have the CCTV system set up on the road after a previous spate of dumping “but I was told there was no necessity for it”.

He added: “I walk in the area so I am familiar with what is happening. Some people are not bothered paying for their refuse to be collected and disposed of properly and the council is left to clean it up. The fear is that this will become a trend once people see that rubbish is being left there and they then decide to do the same.”