Sunday 26 January 2020

€2 recycling charge unfair - O'Connell

Two councillors highlighted how unfair people feel the new €2 recycling charge is.

Cllr Oisin O'Connell said: 'People feel a bit hard done by.'

He said there is a concern that after years of fly tipping in the county, the new charge will cause people to turn away from recycling.

He asked if the charge arises from a cut to central government funding to an increase in costs.

Director of Services John Carley said it is a combination of both. Mr Carley said the local authority was provided with grants to fund the centres, but these are no longer available, while costs have risen.

Wexford People

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