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AN in­crease in the en­try price (from €3 to €4) to the V&W Re­cy­cling Cen­tre on the Newry Road was queried by Cllr. Emma Cof­fey.

Di­rec­tor of ser­vice, Paddy Don­nelly ex­plained the two re­cy­cling cen­tres, the other is in Drogheda, had been put out to pub­lic ten­der, and it is a mat­ter for the op­er­a­tor to de­ter­mine the en­try charge.

He con­tin­ued the coun­cil is cer­tainly aware of it, and the fee is well be­low oth­ers which pre­vail through­out the re­gion, point­ing out Dun­dalk takes items which other places don’t.

‘It is un­for­tu­nate there has been an in­crease, but the cen­tres are now rate­able and have in­curred costs as a re­sult,’ the di­rec­tor added.

‘We are sat­is­fied a very good con­tract is in place.’

Mr. Don­nelly told Cllr. Mark Dearey there are two years left to run on the con­tract. As three hous­ing es­tates, Schomberg Close, Dun­dalk; Sli­abh na Coilte, Jenk­in­stown and Tates & Car­rons Park, Knock­bridge were for­mally taken in charge by the coun­cil, Cllr. Anne Camp­bell why the process takes so long.

In one case it was two-and-a-half years.

Cllr. Maria Doyle had the same ques­tion.

Se­nior en­gi­neer, Pat Finn, replied it is partly due to fi­nal­is­ing the pro­ce­dures with Ir­ish Wa­ter, but in fu­ture it will be much quicker.

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