Dumping fears are allayed
CONCERN that the new €2 recycling charge at Hewittsland bring centre is leading to more dumping were allayed by District Director Eamonn Hore, who pointed out that even though the number of visits to the centres has falle significantly.
At last week’s New Ross Municipal District meeting, Cllr Anthony Connick pointed out that there were 202 customers on average per day between January and September of 2016, compared to 116 between the same period this year. The €2 charge was intorduced in June 2017.
Mr Hore said there was not a big difference between the tonnage of recyclable material collected in the fdirst nine months of 2016 (591 tonnes) and in the first nine months of this year (544 tonnes).
Cllr connick said: ‘It’s a fantastic service but it needs to be free.’
Cllr Martin Murphy said people used to brnig in recycling whenerv they were gong into town, but now they think twice and wait until they have a stockpile of recyclables before making the journey into Hewittsland to discard their boxes and newspapers.