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