Limerick City Council has asked for co-operation from the local community to put an end to this burning of waste, as May Eve, which marks the beginning of the summer, gets closer.
“Bonfires are often used to get rid of waste in the community. This is not the work of local youths lighting a bonfire for May eve fun. This is an organised collection of tyres, mattresses, garden furniture etc. Burning waste, creates air pollution and damages local greens. The council has a recent conviction in the courts for burning a mattress on a green,” said Caroline Curley, director of services.
The local authority ends up cleaning up after the bonfire, disposing of leftover waste and metal and reseeding green areas.
“We need co-operation from the local community to put an end to this burning of waste,” added Ms Curley.
If you wish to get rid of bulk waste please check the local recycling centre Limerick recycling centres.