‘We’re watching’: Fly-tippers warned to stay away from illegal dumping hotspot

Fly-tippers have been warned that a Coalisland road plagued by illegal dumping is being monitored by council workers.

Waste collection teams are being called out every week to clear up illegal dumping on Kettle Lane – despite the road being just yards from a council-owned waste facility.

And now Dungannon council has erected new signs along the lane stating that the area is being monitored in order to help prevent further fly-tipping.

Some of the illegal dumping found on Kettle Lane earlier this year

The issue was discussed at a Dungannon council strategic service delivery committee on May 29.

Arlene McIlwrath, unit business manager for Dungannon council, told councillors that a further clean-up of the area had been carried out that week.

But identifying land owners for the area was remaining difficult, she said. When asked about cutting back hedges on Kettle Lane, Ms McIlwrath said this issue would need to be raised with the Roads Service.

Kettle Lane has been a fly-tipping hotspot in Dungannon borough for years.

On one occasion, the council was forced to remove 55 tyres illegally dumped along the lane.

In a Dungannon council meeting held in March, councillors were told that clearing the site had now become a weekly task, putting an extra cost on ratepayers.


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