Coun­cil­lor won’t vote for bud­get un­less de­ci­sion on plas­tic re­cy­cling is re­v­ersed

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

Drogheda Coun­cil­lor Kevin Cal­lan has said he will not sup­port the 2018 if Louth County Coun­cil do not re­in­state the plas­tic re­cy­cling banks at lo­cal bring bank cen­tres.

He said the lack of this ser­vice was hav­ing a huge im­pact on the town and called on the coun­cil again to re­verse the de­ci­sion.

The coun­cil­lor said if the ser­vice was not re­in­stated it would af­fec the way he voted for the bud­get.

How­ever, re­spond­ing to the call, LCC Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Paddy Don­nelly said no other coun­cil in the re­gion of­fers a fa­cil­ity for plas­tic re­cy­cling.

He said 80% of homes have ac­cess to re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties suit­able for plas­tic in the form of their green bin

Coun­cil­lor Cal­lan did not ac­cept this stat­ing: ‘ These bot­tles take up a huge amount of space in the green bin. Ev­ery mem­ber voted to keep ti. It was taken away with­out any con­sul­ta­tion with us. Coun­cil­lors all want this re­stored. Tak­ing it away is a ret­ro­grade step.’ Speak­ing fol­low­ing the meet­ing, Coun­cil­lor Cal­lan said: ‘I and ev­ery other mem­ber of the Coun­cil had pre­vi­ously asked the Coun­cil to re­verse its de­ci­sion to re­move plas­tics re­cy­cling at Bring Banks in Drogheda and across the County and as of tonight they are re­fus­ing to do so. This is ut­terly un­ac­cept­able and we need to use our pow­ers to have this de­ci­sion re­v­ersed.’ He went on to say that he will not be drop­ping this is­sue and will be rais­ing it again at the bud­get meet­ing on 20th Novem­ber.

Cllr Kevin Cal­lan

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