Dubliners Urged to Report Bonfire Material

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)
Dublin City Council’s Customer Services Centre on 01 2221000 (Monday –
Friday, 9am-5pm) and after hours (Evenings and Weekends) on 01 6796186
Log onto our website http://www.dublincity247.ie/, click on the link ‘Report Stockpiling of Bonfire Material’
Or 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.
Simon Brock of Dublin City Council’s Waste Management Services says, “Dublin City Council is again putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2016 Halloween period. Offering a safe environment for everyone to celebrate Halloween and stopping illegal bonfires has played a major part in reducing the damage Halloween has traditionally caused.  We need your support in this and are asking you to report incidents of stockpiling of bonfire material to us as soon as possible so we can remove the material and avoid the risk of serious injury to our children and damage to our environment over the Halloween period.”
Dublin City Council removed in excess of 750 tonnes of bonfire materials during the Halloween period in 2015 in response to 453 reports of stockpiling from the public through the various reporting channels in the council.  The excellent cooperation received every year from An Garda Síochána is also essential to the success of these operations.
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