Funding is being made available to tackle illegal dumping in Kildare with drone surveillance.
The Environment Minister announced that €3 million will go towards the Anti-Dumping Initiative, 50 per cent more than last year.
It will fund special collections for items like mattresses as well as an increased emphasis on targeting black-spots.
Local authorities, including Kildare County Council can apply for a share of the additional €3 million for the initiative.
The funding can be used to buy drones, clean up litter black spots or to host bulky waste collection events for items such as mattresses.
Funding is available for things like physical infrastructure - such as signage, fencing, lighting and barriers - awareness campaigns and enforcement - such as monitoring and surveillance equipment, including drones.
Applications are now open and will close on April 30, 2019.
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