Council introduces procedure for collecting leaves on roads

Council introduces procedure for collecting leaves on roads

By Mary Dennehy

RESIDENTS across South Dublin County are this autumn encouraged to contact the council if they need their road swept of leaves, and not to bag them.

This year sees a change in South Dublin County Council’s procedure in relation to leaf collections, with Oxigen Environmental receiving a contract from the local authority to sweep leaves from paths and roads between September and January.

Anne Marie Dermody  leaves

Oxigen’s schedule will be based on reports received, with residents encouraged to call the council’s Public Realm’s section if they would like to put their street on the rota.

Rathfarnham Fine Gael councillor, Anne-Marie Dermody said: “I’m delighted to welcome the new procedure for collecting leaves that has been introduced by South Dublin County Council.

Not only will the new procedure be more efficient but also more environmentally friendly for the County.”
Leo Magee of South Dublin County Council confirmed the procedure to The Echo and confirmed that the local authority does not provide a service to collect bagged leaves.

Bagged leaves will have to be places in a person’s brown bin or the council can provide hessian bags, in which the leaves can be composted in the garden.

Oxigen collections are done in order of request and to log your street for sweeping, contact South Dublin County Council on 4149000.



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