Strict new bin laws come into effect in Cork city

Strict new bin laws come into effect in Cork city

Strict new bin laws come into effect in Cork city on June 10 with harsh penalties for leaving your wheelie bin out late or early.

The new bye-laws will also target homes that may not use authorised bin collection services.

It is feared such unauthorised collectors and contributing to the illegal dumping problem in Cork.

Under the new bye-laws, homes in the city centre area cannot leave their wheelie bin outside for collection before 3am on the day of collection and must be brought inside by 2pm.

Outside the city centre area, bins cannot be put outside until 6pm the day before and must be brought in by 7pm.

The laws state that households cannot present their bins to an unauthorised collector and that receipts must be obtained and kept for a year to provide proof that waste is being disposed of in accordance with the bye-laws.

The bye-laws provide City Hall with powers to call to houses and ask for proof on how waste is disposed of.

Officials said they will be carrying out door to door checks to ascertain how waste producers are disposing of their waste.

To combat general street litter, the bye-laws also require that all wheelie bins are not overloaded and waste must not be presented in bins where the lid is damaged or removed.

Contravention of the bye-laws can attract fines of up to €2,500.

City Hall said they will come into effect on June 10 and will also cover the new extended city boundary including Ballincollig, Blarney, Glanmire and Douglas.

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