Bin charges to be raised at Donegal council meeting

Seeking to meet contractors

By Eamonn McFadden


By Eamonn McFadden



Bin charges meeting sought.

A Twin Towns councillor is set to table a motion at today's meeting of Donegal County Council seeking that all licensed waste disposal contractors meet with the council to discuss standing charges in the “Pay by Weight”, scheme.
Councillor Patrick McGowan said the scheme has been deferred until 2017 but he wants the contractors to meet with the council to discuss charges and pricing.
Cllr McGowan has asked: “That this Local Authority discuss the Government's ‘Pay by Weight’ scheme’ deferred until 2017. I propose that all licensed contractors be invited to attend a council meeting to outline their position including what their standing charge and other minimum charge is”.
Cllr McGowan added that he felt more needs to be done to target illegal dumping of waste.
“Civic minded people would appear to be continually targeted by Government while those who continue to dump illegally are not dealt with effectively,” his motion added.
The meeting is due to get underway in County House, Lifford, today, at 2pm.