Hynes wants pay by weight scrapped
Published 09/03/2016 | 00:00
FORMER Labour councillor Davy Hynes is urging 'the new government' to scrap the decision to introduce pay-by-weight bin charges in July.
In a motion due be presented to Wexford County Council yesterday (Monday), Cllr Hynes said the introduction of the scheme will cause real hardship for poorer families and will be counter-productive because it will lead to increased illegal dumping.
The weight-based system for recyclables is due to be introduced on July 16.
'Obviously if you are going to charge by weight, people with families, with children are going to be paying more,' the Independent councillor told this newspaper.
'Then you have people on social welfare, the low paid, how in the name of God are they going to be able to pay for it.'
'But this is going to cause a lot of hardship and then there's the other big issue of illegal dumping. If you are going to charge people to recycle based on weight, there's obviously going to be more rubbish dumped,' said Cllr Hynes.
He said no provision had been for any allowances or waivers for needy people.