Storm litter isremoved from quay

The Fisherman’s Quay area of Carrickfergus has been cleared of a “significant build-up” of plastic bottles and litter.

Tuesday, 25th March 2014, 5:09 pm
East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs at Fisherman's Quay before the build-up of litter and plastic bottles was removed by Carrickfergus Council. INCT 12-794-CON

Strong winds and sea surges earlier this year added to the amount of material deposited at the popular location, according to East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs.

Welcoming the response by Carrickfergus Borough Council to the problem Beggs added: “The winter storms have deposited a considerable amount plastic bottles and general litter onto the coast line area around Fisherman’s Quay to make it unsightly, I would like to thanks Carrickfergus Borough Council Environmental Services for the speedy removal of the waste material which included several car tyres and hundreds of plastic bottles.

“This accumulation of waste has re-enforced the importance of us all disposing of items safely and recycle material where possible.”