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Weight waste charge attacked 10/03/16

| March 10, 2016

Members of Wexford Co. Council have asked the new government to scrap the plans to introduce a pay by weight system for refuse collection. The new system, which is due to come into effect at the beginning of July was approved by the outgoing Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, just prior to the general election.

But Independent Councillor, Davy Hynes, strongly attacked the plans at a Council meeting saying they could create even more hardship for poorer families. Cllr Hynes was particularly critical of the proposal to charge for recycling bins by weight saying it would put a huge burden on low income families.

He was supported by his Independent colleague Mary Farrell who said the new charging system would lead to an increase in illegal dumping on country roads.

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