Co Kildare TD voices concerns about lack of bins for dog waste

Louise McCarthy

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Louise McCarthy

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Dog bins

 A Co Kildare TD is calling on Kildare County Council to consider ways to prevent people from leaving their dog fouling around the County and encouraging people to use eco-friendly ways to pick up the waste.

Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin said: “Last year The Minister announced a new anti-litter and anti-graffiti awareness where Kildare was been granted €23,000 from the scheme. Dog fouling is a serious issue that needs to be addressed however, I have found a more serious issue is the lack of public bins for people to dispose of their collected waste and the plastic bags being used to pick up waste when it is being done."

She said:“Although it is important to enforce fines on people who do not pick up their dogs foul, we should be thinking of ways to encourage people to pick up by providing the necessary public bins along popular walk routes and providing bio-degradable bags for disposal."

Deputy O'Loughlin said:“A popular walking route in Liffey Hall in Newbridge has no bins for people to dispose of their bags which have resulted in people disposing of the bags in the trees on the Green road and through the industrial estate. The road outside Roseberry Hill is a notorious place for people to leave their dogs waste as there are no bins for disposal. These are just two of many areas where there are no bins to dispose of the waste.”

She said:“We’re trying to encourage people to get active and for children to get outside more and the facilities are not there for when they need them. I am calling on Kildare County Council to consider installing smaller bins on lamp posts and bio-degradable bags at these designated areas for people to use with the funding from the Department."