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Public warned about the dangers of illegal bonfires as Halloween approaches

Dublin City Council seized 750 tonnes of raw materials last year which were destined for bonfires across the capital.

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL (DCC) has reminded the public that bonfires are illegal and urged residents to report any stockpiled materials.

DCC said they will be carrying out “dozens of stockpiling raids removing bonfire material between now and Halloween”.

They said they are promoting a safe Halloween that all the community can enjoy

Last year, DCC removed over 750 tonnes of bonfire materials during the Halloween period in 2015 in response to 453 reports from the public.

Simon Brock of Dublin City Council’s waste management services said they need the support of the public to help keep people safe on 31 October.

He said: “Dublin City Council is again putting in place an extensive action plan for the 2016 Halloween period.

90279632 DCC has warned of the dangers of bonfires

“We need your support in this and are asking you to report incidents of stockpiling of bonfire material to us as soon as possible so we can remove the material and avoid the risk of serious injury to our children and damage to our environment over the Halloween period.”

The public can call Dublin City Council’s Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 or log onto their website and click follow the instructions.

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