Man at centre of illegal dumping probe applies for waste permit

THE man at the centre of a suspected illegal dumping probe in Cork has applied for a waste collection permit.

David Greenwood, of Sarsfield Court in Glanmire — the operator of Greenwood Skip Hire — published a legal notice in newspapers on Friday stating his intention to apply to Cork County Council within two weeks for a permit to collect industrial waste.

The notice was published the day after council officials shut down a suspected illegal dump site at Sarsfield Court on foot of a warrant.

The estimated five-acre site contains construction material and an initial inspection also uncovered household waste.

The council said Mr Greenwood has no permit to collect waste or to operate the site. Mr Greenwood has denied it is an illegal dump and has said he has nothing to hide.

Members of the public have six weeks to object to his permit application.

Meanwhile, a probe into a fly-tipping incident which blocked a road north of city will begin this morning.

A local farmer had to use a digger to clear several large bags of domestic rubbish, building rubble, drain pipes, and electrical cables which were dumped on to a road leading to Rathcooney Cemetery sometime after 10pm on Friday night.

However, gardaí found a number of items which will be handed to officials in Cork County Council’s anti-litter unit.

A clean-up is also expected to take place later.

Councillor Gerry Kelly said: “Fly-tipping is a new cancer affecting the suburbs on the outskirts of the city.”

More in this section

Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Cookie Policy Privacy Policy FAQ Help Contact Us Terms and Conditions

© Irish Examiner Ltd