AL­MOST HALF THE HOUSES IN ES­TATE HAD NO WHEELIE BIN SER­VICE

SUR­VEY FOUND THAT 140 OUT OF 301 HOMES DIDN’T HAVE WASTE COL­LEC­TOR

Drogheda Independent - - FRONT PAGE - By HUBERT MUR­PHY

LOUTH County Coun­cil are con­sid­er­ing their op­tions af­ter a re­cent sur­vey in­di­cated that a huge num­ber of homes don’t have an or­gan­ised waste col­lec­tion ser­vice.

Af­ter is­su­ing 372 lit­ter fines in the past year, they car­ried out a sur­vey in one es­tate of 301 homes.

On col­lec­tion days, they counted the num­ber of bins be­ing left out and found that 160 houses were us­ing a ser­vice and 140 were not.

Rais­ing the is­sue at the Joint Polic­ing Com­mit­tee meet­ing in the d Ho­tel last week, Di­rec­tor of Hous­ing, Joe McGuin­ness, added that ‘ this waste is go­ing some­where’ and they would have to ‘ tackle that’.

Cllr Joanna Byrne said that new leg­is­la­tion was be­ing in­tro­duced that meant all coun­cil ten­ants had to prove they were us­ing a waste col­lec­tion ser­vice, but could some­thing be done be­fore that to stop the level of dump­ing.

Cllr Pio Smith said that he had seen ev­i­dence of a per­son from Pearse Park, with a hood up, dump­ing bags of rub­bish on Crushrod Av­enue.

‘ There is a huge amount of fly tip­ping go­ing on,’ he added.

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