Thursday, December 17, 2015

Council to replace vandalised bins

Kildare County Council is to replace two wheelie bins in Kilcullen which were vandalised and thrown into the river, writes Brian Byrne.

The bins were used by Kilcullen Community Action for holding litter picked up on the streets and applicable waste generated from its activities, pending collection.

They are among some 600 wheelie bins sponsored by the Council across the county and provided to resident associations and cemeteries. The Council spends €50,000 of a €60,000 annual budget for Sponsored Litter Bins on a contribution to AES to have them emptied.

The balance of that budget is spent providing free-standing litter bins in residential areas, at an average cost of €500 per installation.

In a recent report to a Council meeting it was noted that this year additional bins have been allocated in this category to residential areas in Monasterevin, Ballymore, Caragh and Kilcullen.