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Local calls to stop using public bins for household waste

Dec 8, 2023 10:43 By News Northern Sound
Local calls to stop using public bins for household waste
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The council has the power to issue Fixed Charge Penalty Notices of €75 to people breaking laws around disposal of household waste.

There has been an increase in the level of people using public street bins to dispose of household rubbish according to one Co Cavan Councillor.

Cllr Clifford Kelly brought a motion on the issue to the most recent meeting of the County Council meeting.

The council has the power to issue Fixed Charge Penalty Notices of €75 to people breaking laws around disposal of household waste. The Fianna Fail Councillor said that Kingscourt is a busy town for people passing through it and the sight of full bins and rubbish on the streets was the wrong impression to give people when passing through the Co Cavan Town.

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He asked the executive about bins and street cleaning in the county, commending the work of Tidy Towns committees who Cllr Kelly said do "Trojan work" in keeping streets clean. In his native town of Kingscourt, Cllr Kelly highlighted that there was a lack of bins. For comparison he visited Carrickmacross to see what was happening there where he said bins are located every 50 metres either side of the street.

The local Councillor said that people need to be held account on how they dispose of their household waste.

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