DCC Urge Dubliners to Report Bonfire Material

22 Oct 2015

Dublin City Council is promoting a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone this year. All bonfires are illegal and Dublin City Council is asking the public to report any stockpiled material.

The public can do this through:

  • Dublin City Council’s Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)
  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s 24 hour National Environmental Complaints Line at 1850 365 121
  • Log onto our website dublincity.ie , click on the link ‘Report Stockpiling of Bonfire Material’

 Email: customerservices@dublincity.ie

The Council will carry out dozens of stockpiling raids removing bonfire material between now and Halloween. It’s all part of its drive to promote a safe Halloween that all the community can enjoy. This includes family-friendly Halloween events around the city, licensed fireworks displays and Dublin Fire Brigades Safety awareness campaign.

The council will use #dubsafehalloween  to promote this on social media and is encouraging the public to use this hashtag when posting their own safe Halloween content. Dublin Fire Brigade will use #firesafety on social media promoting the Dublin Fire Brigade Safety Awareness Campaign.

Brian Hanney of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services says, “Dublin City Council is again putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2015 Halloween period. The main focus is to promote a safe and enjoyable Halloween for the citizens of Dublin through various events and festivals across the City and to minimise the impact of environmental and social consequences of bonfires and illegal fireworks through preventative actions and awareness raising activities”.

Dublin City Council removed about 1,500 tyres and 750 tonnes of bonfire material last year.

For further information contact:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277

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