South Dublin County Council must issue Brown Bins
Sinn Féin local representative for Lucan and Palmerstown Robert Ballesty calls on South Dublin County Council to introduce their Brown Bin collection service to households in the Lucan and Palmerstown areas in consultation with the communites concerned, without delay. The brown bins will be used for food and garden waste.
Robert Ballesty said: "Food and garden waste makes up for one third of the waste in an average household. This waste once collected can be used to make compost, which in itself is a valuable resource and an excellent method of recycling. At the moment those wishing to recycle their food and garden waste must do so at an initial expense to the household, by buying the composters either from the South Dublin County Council or their local hardware store. I would urge that the brown bins are distributed and collected free of charge to households, as is current practice with the green bin collection service. I have written to the Minister for the Environment and the South Dublin County Council on this matter.
"Dublin faces a waste management crisis, but continuing to bury and burn our waste is a totally unacceptable policy. The Fianna Fáil/Green Party government should invest in a programme to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. A zero waste strategy needs to be implemented in Dublin. We need a policy that is based not on incineration or landfill but on reducing, reusing and recycling of waste. The Fianna Fáil/Green Party government agenda of burning or burying our waste is just not good enough.