The next step is to apply for planning permission to build a wall to stop new debris and rubbish from being tipped onto the site, councillors were told earlier this week.
The council would spend approximately €10 million to remove the waste and build a wall around the site, said Dublin City Council’s chief executive, Owen Keegan.
Litter picker-uppers in Crumlin want greater engagement from the council, and crucially, more public bins.
Engineers were tasked by the council with working out what’s there. None of the pollutants they found present a significant human health risk, according to the report.
Councillors and some residents say they’ve noted an uptick in dumped rubbish. Some want bring centres reopened, others more covert operations.
Waste management was high on the list of issues our readers told us they’d like to hear candidates running in May’s local election talk about tackling.
Dublin City Council has been doing general upkeep of the Kilmainham Mills site and set up a group to look at its future, councillors learnt recently.
Last Thursday, a big digger dipped its mechanical arm into the back of a truck, grabbed some rubble and scattered it around.
Residents and a local councillor say they have been trying for years to get rid of the busted-up, broken-down (but working) payphones, which they say attract illegal dumping.
Councillors voted on using drones to tackle illegal dumping, where to put the sports pitch in St Teresa’s Gardens, homes for Travellers, and art studios.