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Mattress Amnesty Suggested To Tackle Illegal Dumping In Offaly

A local councillor says he's come across several dumped mattresses in the last few weeks.

Offaly County Council could offer a mattress amnesty later this year, in a bid to curtail illegal dumping. 

It's one of a number of suggestions being considered by the local authority. 

At yesterday's meeting of Edenderry Municipal District, environment officials told representatives it's a problem that gets worse after Christmas each year. 

Local Fine Gael councillor Noel Cribben says he's come across several mattresses in the last few weeks alone:

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