Responding to a query raised at the Dún Laoghaire Community Association AGM, Councillor Cormac Devlin called on the Council to make Communal Recycling Bins available for those residents living in central Dún Laoghaire in terraced accommodation that cannot store wheelie bins or for those elderly residents or those with disabilities who cannot access local recycling centres since the closure of George's Place, Dún Laoghaire:
It was proposed by Councillor C. Devlin:
That the Manager provide communal recycling bins for terraced housing similar to that in central Dún Laoghaire Town (i.e: Wolfe Tone Avenue, Desmond Avenue, Dominic Street, Cross Avenue, Mill Street, etc.) because many residents have no place to store a green bin thus no incentive/way of reducing their household waste by recycling.
The following report from the Manager was noted:
The council are currently looking at ways of providing domestic recycling facilities to small size terraced housing areas. In the meantime, Dun Laoghaire area is reasonably well served with recycling facilities at;
West Pier – glass cans
Monkstown Pool –glass & cans
Mourne Park House –Paper/cardboard
Glasthule –glass cans and clothes
In addition work will be starting shortly on the expansion of facilities at Glasthule which will also include plastics.