Council questioned on why garden waste from contractors is not accepted at local recycling facility

Fergus Kilcoyne, Independent. Photo: Cian Reinhardt

INDEPENDENT councillor Fergus Kilcoyne questioned the Council at a recent Metropolitan District meeting on why foliage from gardens, including grass, is not being accepted from small contractors at the Mungret Recycling Centre.

Cllr Kilcoyne was informed that only domestic green waste can be accepted at recycling facilities in Mungret, Newcastle West, and Kilmallock.

“Unfortunately, commercial green waste cannot be accepted at our facilities at this time due to capacity issues at the parks depot in Mungret where the green waste is processed.”

“The situation will remain under continual review,” said Senior Engineer Aidan Finn.