South Dublin County Council struggling to keep up with demand on cleaning services.
Cllr William Carey has welcomed the obvious improvement in efforts by SDCC Public Realm and Environment department’s, in dealing with excessive waste and rubbish in public bins. Cllr Carey was speaking after recent beautiful sunshine weekend in Corkagh park where the public have been flocking to in greater numbers due to Covid restrictions. According to Cllr Carey, recent good weather has seen a higher intensity of people making use of our public parks, this in turn has seen greater use of rubbish bins in the parks. The sight of over flowing public bins throughout our parks and towns has been one of the consequences of a lack of alternative venues to attend.
Cllr Carey said this has been a huge challenge for staff at SDCC and it’s up to SDCC to meet that challenge. These additional costs need to be met and Cllr Carey called upon the Dept of Environment to supply additional funding to assist councils throughout the country. Cllr Carey continued, at the recent Clondalkin area committee there were 5 motions and 1 question all relating to rubbish and bins in the public area including illegal dumping at several black spots. It is clear that SDCC have taken on board the concerns that I raised, and last weekend in Corkagh park saw a major improvement around the bins. Cllr Carey finished by calling on people to bag and bring home their rubbish where possible whilst out visiting our parks. Corkagh park is the jewel in SDCC’s “crown” and we all need to play our part in maintaining this great amenity for ourselves and our families.