No fines for not registering with waste collection company

Wheelie bins will be pay by weight from February 1st next.
Leitrim County Council will not be issuing fines to households who are not registered with a waste collection compnay for a waste collection service according to Sinn Féin Cllr Brendan Barry.

Leitrim County Council will not be issuing fines to households who are not registered with a waste collection compnay for a waste collection service according to Sinn Féin Cllr Brendan Barry.

Cllr Barry has welcomed the decision of the Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meeting on Environmental, Transportation and Infrastructural Policy to consider amendments to Leitrim Co Council’s waste bye laws.

Speaking after the meeting Cllr Barry said; “Leitrim Co Council has confirmed that they will not be issuing fines to households who are not registered with a waste collection company for a waste collection service.

“The decision to consider amending the waste bye laws has to be welcomed; there is still a lot of confusion for people about having to register with waste collectors even though they are not receiving a service from the waste collector. Some households wish to continue using the recycling bring centre and bring their refuse waste to a registered waste collector and not incur the standing charge.

“I am proposing two amendments, 1. That the bye laws be amended to facilitate these households, currently receipts are issued at a bring centre and the waste collectors so these households will be able to account/prove how they are properly disposing of their waste. 2. That households be allowed share bins even if they are not related, this would reduce costs of the standing charge €20 per quarter on households, especially single person households.”