Cllr Moloney Concerned Over Lack of Info On How Many Homes Were Visited By Household Waste Survey

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Concerns were raised by Cllr Andy Moloney at yesterday’s Municipal District meeting about the lack of information provided by the council as to how many houses in the district were visited under the Household Waste Survey.

The Councillor had sought the information in the context of efforts to reduce illegal dumping.

Tipperary council executive responded that the council had an enforcement role and that household surveys are undertaken to ascertain how individual households are disposing of their household waste and evidence is sought to substantiate such disposal.

The council says it conducts house calls where it has come to the attention of the local authority that household waste is not being disposed of in an authorised manner and that it does not visit households in a random way to check how the occupants manage waste disposal.

Cllr Moloney had concerns about locations were there were bins but they were overflowing but never put out for collection.

Without giving any numbers the council management say the compliance rate is generally quite high and indicated that summary data may be supplied at a future meeting when personal from the Environment section are in attendance.

Cllr Moloney says councillors need to be informed of the inspection data to do their job and says surely such data is part of the performance management work of the Environment Section on a routine basis.