Cork County Council: 'Don't use public bins for domestic waste'

Cork County Council: 'Don't use public bins for domestic waste'
An example of an overflowing bin in the Cork county.

Increased street litter has become a problem across the county due to people using public bins for domestic waste.

Cork County Council has called on the citizens of Cork County to dispose of their waste in a responsible manner.

An example of an overflowing bin in the Cork county.
An example of an overflowing bin in the Cork county.

Writing on their official Facebook page the council reminded the public that their Civic Amenity Sites are open for Essential Waste dispotal including black bag waste, glass bottles and cans for recycling.

“Let’s work together to keep our towns, villages, roads and coasts litter free,” the council wrote.

Rubbish along a main street of a Cork county town.
Rubbish along a main street of a Cork county town.

The Council said their sites have experienced an 80% increase following the introduction of the Governments initial Covid 19 measures two weeks ago and outlined a number of measures that have been introduced to ensure the disposal of waste in a safe manner.

The Civic Amenity Sites will accept normal domestic waste only. This includes black bag waste for disposal, limited to three bags maximum. Black bag waste for disposal should have the bag tied securely and then placed into a second bag and tied before arrival at the Civic Amenity Site.

No commercial vehicles or trailers will be allowed access and only one person per vehicle can enter the site.

All customers must place the waste into the receptacles themselves. Civic Amenity operatives will not be able to assist.

Physical distancing of a minimum 2m must be observed by all.

As the sites will not be accepting garden waste, timber and metal waste, bulky items, WEEE, oils or paints etc, the normal €3.00 entry charge will be waived for the period of the current health protection measures being in place.

Payment for black bag waste will be on a price of €4.00 per bag. Weighing will not be possible as it increases the handling required.

Customers are requested to bring the exact payment for the waste that they are bringing to site.

For more information visit www.corkcoco.ie

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