Council say local parks have adequate amounts of bins for dog poo disposal

THERE ARE 122 litter bins in public parks in the county. This was revealed at last week’s meeting of South Dublin County Council in reply to a question from Councillor Paul Gogarty.

Cllr Gogarty had asked the council for “clarification on the current policy on the provision of dog dirt bins in parks?”.

Dog fouling DCC bin 20042017

The council replied that there are 122 litter bins in public parks. As per the litter bin protocol contained in the Litter Management Plan 2015 to 2019 these are in general provided in the large regional parks, with some exceptions.

The current provision is believed to be adequate for the most part with an issue pertaining to the provision of bins at the Tymon Park / Castletymon Road car park having been identified and this will be addressed in the 2017 work programme.

The council added that following a recent Litter Bin Review which was recently considered at SPC level, no change is proposed in relation to the provision of bins for dog waste.

A specific service for collection and disposal of dog litter would require a major change to the existing collection operation.

Provision of dog litter specific bins and trucks would be required and the waste would need to be handled separately from other litter bin waste.

The provision of standard litter bins which can accept all types of waste, including dog waste (properly bagged), is considered the best approach.

The council said that it was suggested at a recent Area Committee Meeting that the council examine the potential to apply stickers/stencils to some litter bins in order to make the public aware that properly bagged dog foul can be disposed of in those bins and this will be examined.

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