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Cork City Council seeks public consultation on draft waste bye laws

Cork City Council is seeking the views of business and residents around new draft byelaws on the storage, segregation and presentation of household and commercial waste in Cork City. 

Cork City Council Environment and Recreation Director of Services, Valerie O’Sullivan said: “Cork City Council spends €6.7 million keeping the city clean and tackling illegal dumping. These draft bye laws, which are now open to public consultation, are aimed at further improving waste management in the city.” 

The draft bye laws were published today. 

The aims of the draft bye laws include: 

  • Ensuring all citizens dispose of their waste by using an authorised waste contractor, by taking it to an authorised waste facility or by sharing bins by agreement.
  • Maximising the use of wheelie bins and limiting the areas where bags can be presented. Only households designated by Cork City Council as entitled to use bag collection will be allowed this service.
  • Defining how wheelie bins are to  be presented  for collection
  • Ensuring that documentation/ receipts are kept to demonstrate proper disposal of waste, if wheel bins or bags are not used.
  • Ensuring segregation of waste at source.
  • Restricting the storage of wheelie bins on public roads or footpaths – unless the householder or business in question is in receipt of written authorisation to do otherwise.
  • Setting down times when wheelie bins can be presented on street for collection and setting down times for when collected bins must be removed from public road/ footpath.
  • The introduction of fixed penalty notices for contraventions of the bye laws. 

The draft bye laws are open for public inspection/comment for the next two months at the Reception at Cork City Hall Civic Offices and online here.

The public consultation will commence from today Friday 7th September and run until  Friday 9th November with submissions being made up to 16th November.

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