The Labour Party’s Local Area Representative for the Clondalkin-Rathcoole electoral area is asking South Dublin County Council to increase the provision of bins in Saggart. Speaking following a walk round of Saggart Village O’Dwyer said: “Summer 2020 and Spring this year highlighted the need for increased bin provision across the South Dublin area, especially in parks. However, on the busy pathways in and out of Saggart Village litter bins are few and far between.
“On the approach towards Saggart Village from Garter Lane the only public bin is located just outside of the Church and on the other approach to the village on Castle Road the only public bin is at the Centra. “Public bins are essential in order to combat litter and assist Tidy Towns volunteers with their mission to keep Saggart litter free. The fact that there are bus stops without bins nearby is just poor planning on the part of SDCC and the NTA.
“For example in the Clondalkin village area has over 15 public bins spread out across the village. Many of which are located at shops, bus stops and takeaways.
“In 2016 Saggart was identified as the fastest growing town in Ireland, it has a growing population but only has two visible public bins in the village area, despite having multiple shops, coffee shops and takeaways. “I have now written to SDCC requesting that they provide more bins across the Saggart areas especially near bus stops and shopping areas. This needs to be done before the school holidays kick in and should be factored into the Council’s €3.08 million budget for 2021.