It has been revealed that the plan to provide bottle banks for recycling in North Clondalkin have been abandoned by South Dublin County Council. The information was released following a question submitted by People Before Profit Cllr Madeleine Johansson to the recent Clondalkin Area Committee Meeting. A number of locations including Neilstown Shops and Rowlagh had been explored by the council but none could be provided due to the reluctance of private management companies to allow them on their property, and regulations in relation to closeness to residential properties. Cllr Johansson commented: “The nearest bottle banks to North Clondalkin is at the Mill Centre in Clondalkin Village. We need recycling facilities close to where people live and shop so that people can actually use those facilities. It’s extremely disappointing that not a single location could be identified in the North Clondalkin area. We’re spending a lot of time promoting recycling but if you have to drive to find facilities it completely defeats the purpose. We need to change the Development Plan so that all retail centres have to provide recycling facilities on their premises.”