Press Release- 6th October 2003

Motion calls on Fingal County Council to end its Policy of Non- Collection

The Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign today claimed that there is more than forty truckloads of uncollected household waste in the Fingal area and that twenty truckloads of this is concentrated in the Huntstown/ Hartstown/ Blakestown/ Mountview/ Corduff/ Ladyswell area of Blanchardstown/ Mulhuddart.

The Council's policy of non- collection will be four weeks old this Wednesday and the Campaign calls on Fingal County Council to end its policy of non- collection as a matter of urgency and in the interests of preventing a health and environmental crisis.

Campaign spokesperson Cllr. Ruth Coppinger said today: "There are 7,500 houses in the Blanchardstown/ Mulhuddart area that have not had their waste collected for three full weeks, and now four by Wednesday next. This constitutes a mountain of waste, some of it nearly a month old now. The Council must back down on this crazy policy of non-collection. I intend to put a motion to next Monday's Fingal County Council meeting to this effect.

The Fingal Anti Bin Tax Campaign believes that the Council partially acknowledged the growing waste crisis last week by opening a waste disposal centre at the Coolmine industrial estate for those willing to pay. Our Campaign believes that this depot must be available now to all free of charge.

For more news on the Campaign, go back to the SP site.