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Cllr Francis Timmons – Independent Voice

recycling banks


Wednesday, January 20, 2016


QUESTION: Councillor F. Timmons

“Following several motions I had down on recycling banks for north Clondalkin, Bawnogue, Newcastle and Tidy Towns – can a report be given on development of this? when will suggested changes of locations be brought to SDCC for councillors to discuss?”


As reported to the September, November and December meetings of the Clondalkin Area Committee the Council’s Community Recycling Strategy is currently being reviewed by the Environment, Public Realm and Climate Change SPC. A draft updated strategy document was presented to the SPC at the meeting of November 3rd with the intention of returning to finalise the document at the February 2016 meeting. The most significant change proposed in the updated strategy is a change to the requirement to site bring banks a minimum of 50 metres from the nearest housing. If this change is accepted it will open up the possibility of sites which currently are not considered to be suitable as they do not meet the current siting criteria. It is therefore proposed that a search for bring bank sites at the locations as listed here will commence after the conclusion of the review of the strategy. A list of proposed sites will be submitted to the members of the area committee at the earliest possible date after conclusion of the strategy review.