NEW WASTE BYE-LAWS EXPECTED TO MAKE MAJOR IMPACT ON ILLEGAL DUMPING

11 October 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Peter Hughes

New bye-laws which will govern how every household in Co Monaghan disposes of its domestic waste were described at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council as having the potential to make a major impact on the scourge of illegal dumping which costs the local authority a significant annual sum to address. The new regulations are expected to come into force in February of next year after a period of public consultation.

They will give the local authority the power to determine how households in the county are disposing of their waste and will impose more defined responsibilities on users of waste disposal services with regard to recycling and the segregation of waste. When the bye-laws come into effect, Co Monaghan people will be obliged to participate in some form of waste collection service and can be asked to produce proof of the service they are using by the local authority.

“I hope these bye-laws will leave our county a cleaner place in which to live,” Co Council Cathaoirleach, Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus Coyle, stated at Monday’s meeting following a presentation on the new proposals from local….

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