Warning the using bogus waste collectors could result in prosecution

Meanwhile, people are being warned that they can be heavily fined for utilising bogus waste collectors.

Conor Craven, the Environmental Awareness Officer in Cavan has been speaking following a spate of illegal dumping incidents over recent times.

In many of the instances, hazardous waste items were involved which pose a serious risk to public health and the environment.

He says that people need to realise that in illegal dumping and utilising bogus waste collectors, people are spiting themselves: