Coun­cil seeks pub­lic views on wheelie bin laws

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

Cork County Coun­cil is urg­ing the pub­lic to make sub­mis­sions on pro­pos­als drawn up to im­ple­ment by­laws to gov­ern the use of wheelie bins by house­hold­ers.

The de­tails of the pro­posed changes have been ad­ver­tised and the pub­lic is ad­vised to ex­am­ine the by­laws on­line.

A pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion process is al­ready un­der way and wheelie bin users and the pub­lic, in gen­eral, have un­til Novem­ber 16 to re­spond.

Some of the more notable el­e­ments of the pro­posed leg­is­la­tion are:

* Wheel­iebins can­not be over­loaded and must have their lids se­curely closed.

* They will have to be stored on a prop­erty, and not on the street or in a pub­lic place un­less the owner has writ­ten per­mis­sion from the lo­cal author­ity to do so.

* Wheel­iebins are to be put out no ear­lier than 6pm the day be­fore col­lec­tion and are to be taken back in no later than mid­night on the day of col­lec­tion.

Fur­ther­more, waste is to be sep­a­rated into three un­con­tam­i­nated streams — food waste, re­cy­clable waste and resid­ual waste.

Mean­while, ev­ery house­hold must be able to prove that they are signed up to an au­tho­rised waste col­lec­tion ser­vice.

How­ever, if a house­hold’s pref­er­ence is to take their waste to the Civic Amenity Site (CIS), re­ceipts have to be kept for at least a year.

Cllr Mar­cia D’Al­ton said au­tho­rised per­son­nel of Cork County Coun­cil will call door-to-door to check that waste is be­ing dis­posed of in ac­cor­dance with byelaws.

Full de­tails of the pro­posed by­laws can be seen at https://www.cork­coco.ie/en­vi­ron­ment/waste-re­cy­cling.

Sub­mis­sions can be made by email to en­v­i­ron@cork­coco.ie or by post to Cork County Coun­cil En­vi­ron­ment Direc­torate, In­nis­carra, Co Cork be­fore 5pm on Novem­ber 16.

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