Council seeks public views on wheelie bin laws
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Cork County Council Environment Directorate, Inniscarra, Co Cork before 5pm on November 16.