The end of the festive season has brought with some predictable dumping horrors across Co Armagh.
If fly-tippers weren’t emptying their Christmas sacks at Carrigatuke, it was at Carnagh Forest, which incidentally, is also set for a timely transformation in the coming year.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, some reprobate dumped their trousers and shoes in Derrytrasna – the belt still intact. What else they left behind probably doesn’t bear thinking about!
The main image is the scene at Carnagh Forest, outside Keady, where household waste, including nappies, industrial paint and commercial waste were dumped – and what appears to be artificial flowers from a grave.
“Its a disgrace to see another scenic beauty spot in our area treated in such a manor,” slammed Sinn Fein councillor Darren McNally.
“Keady has a fantastic recycling centre that was open for most of the holiday period and could of catered for this rubbish.
“This comes at a time when council are working with the forestry service and have tasked Outdoor Recreation NI to improve the walking trails at Carnagh, a much needed investment of £140,000 is to take place in the coming months.”
Councillor McNally added: “The lazy individuals involved in these anti-social acts have no respect for our community, we need to sent them a message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.
“Anyone with any information on this feel free to contact myself or environmental health.”
Meanwhile, posting on social media, SDLP councillor Declan McAlined hit out at yet more dumping in the Derrytrasna area of north Lurgan.
“Rubbish is ruining our countryside,” he said, posting images of the unsightly mess (bottom left of main image). “And by the way, if anyone is missing a pair of trousers and shoes, you’ve left them on Ballynacor Lane.”