Call for new system to stop mattresses being dumped

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Call for new system to stop mattresses being dumped
11:57 Tuesday 13th of February 2018

Kildare Co Council is being asked to put in place a system to collect old mattresses to prevent them being dumped illegally.

Cllr Morgan McCabe called on the Council to arrange a 'phone and collect' system for collecting used mattresses
with the refuse companies.

The politician said that this system is already in place in other local authority areas like Dublin City Council.

Cllr McCabe called for similar action to avoid illegal dumping of matresses in the Newbridge and Kildare Town areas.

Dublin City Council offers a Bulky Household Waste Collection Service to all households for items that are too large to be accepted by the regular waste collection service.

The Service is used for items such as furniture, carpets, bikes and kitchen and bathroom units.

There is a cost of around €40 per collection and a maximum of five individual items can be presented at any one collection.


Mattresses are among the most common items dumped in the Curragh Plains.


In December, there were calls for Kildare Co Council to appoint a Litter Warden for the Celbridge area given the amount of illegal dumping taking place.

Politicianssaid that the Oldtown Road in Celbridge was a particularly bad blackspot where 'mattresses are being dumped with impunity'.

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