Ardee Municipal District committee cathaorleach Dolores Minogue is to urge Louth County Council to remove the bottle bank at Ferdia Park immediately after a meeting with local residents today.
Minogue met with locals in the housing estate on Saturday afternoon after once again residents took to social media to highlight the issue of dumping rubbish and recycleable goods around recycling facility area – but not in the bins which are not being emptied at a rate that can keep up with the volume of usage.
As reported on ThisIsArdee.ie last month, Louth County Council have confirmed that a move of the bring bank facility from the estate could be months away – news that has been met with anger by residents who last year were told the bins would be gone before Christmas 2016.
The local authority confirmed that their preferred option was to move the the bins to the Ashwalk car park in the centre of town and had priced the job – including resurfacing work, installation of lights, CCTV and railway and the provision of new bins – at €22,000.
News that the job was so expensive and could take months to complete was met with dismay by residents and images shared on social media in recent days show that the housing estate continues to suffer from people using the facility as a dumping ground – leaving boxes, bottles and more behind despite the bins already being full.
After a meeting with residents on Saturday, Minogue told ThisIsArdee.ie that the general consensus in Ferdia was that the bottle bank is removed straight away and that locals should not have to wait until the council first confirm a new location and then take out work to house a recycling centre.
“Their estate has become a dumping ground more so since the closure of V&W Recycling,” she said, whilst confirming she was in agreement and that she had filed the request with the council.