Funding being made available for use of drones to tackle illegal dumping

 

Funding is being made available for the use of drones to tackle illegal dumping.

The Environment Minister says 3 million euro will go towards the Anti-Dumping Initiative - 50 per cent more than last year.

It'll fund special collections for items like mattresses as well as an increased emphasis on targeting blackspots.

Richard Bruton says the money will improve the chances of catching offenders.