Illegal Dumping SBIR Challenge - Fingal County Council

Fingal County Council is part of the Smart Dublin programme, which, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, launched the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Illegal Dumping Challenge in April 2017 to find low-cost, innovative solutions to tackle this ongoing problem in urban and rural areas. Six companies received €12,500 in Phase 1, and four of these companies were then awarded additional funding of €130,000 to trial their solutions, which include:

  • Integrating existing data to provide better insights and allow Councils to make data-driven decisions
  • Using drone technology and a network of licenced pilots to identify and geo-tag litter in rural areas of Dublin
  • Using low-cost, low-powered camera and monitoring systems to capture, report and deter illegal dumping in both urban and rural areas