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[drugs.ie] Safe disposal of drug related litter in County Westmeath. (20 Jul 2015)

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An information leaflet ‘A guide for safe disposal of drug related waste and litter in County Westmeath’, was launched as part of a public information campaign, following a meeting of Westmeath Joint Policing Committee held in Athlone on the 20th July 2015.

This information campaign was launched in response to concerns received by the Midland Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force and HSE CADS (Community, Alcohol and Drug Service), from the general public over incidences of discarded drug litter in areas of County Westmeath.

The production of this leaflet is a result of a co-ordinated and multiagency response from the Midland Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force, HSE CADS (Community, Alcohol and Drug Service), Westmeath County Council, An Garda Síochána and HSE Environmental Health. Community Services Manager for the HSE in Westmeath Joe Whelan stated that ‘no one agency can deal with the many different aspects of substance misuse and it is only by working in partnership with other agencies can we maximise the effectiveness of our interventions. In this regard the MRDATF, under the leadership of its Co-ordinator, should be commended for this initiative and its multi agency approach.’......

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