O’DWYER CALLS ON SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL TO ROLL OUT DOG POO BINS ACROSS SOUTH DUBLIN TO COMBAT DOG FOULING
Chris O’Dwyer, the Local Area Representative for the Labour Party in Clondalkin-Rathcoole is calling on South Dublin County Council to roll out dog poo bins across the County as a means to combat dog fouling in public areas.
Speaking after a meeting with residents in Saggart O’Dwyer said
“The Council deployed general waste bins as a means to combat litter, they used green bins as a way to increase the uptake of recycling and now they must introduce dog poo bins in public areas across the County to address rising levels of dog fouling.
“The other evening, I had a meeting with residents in Saggart who are trying their best to deal with this issue of dog fouling on a local level but without cooperation from South Dublin County Council this campaign will remain in Saggart and not benefit the County as a whole. The usage of signs and posters has an impact but that is limited and the provision of dog poo bins with biodegradable bags will have a considerable impact.
“We all try our best to pick up after our dogs however, sometimes people can forget to bring bags with them when they take their four-legged friends out for a walk. If these bins with the biodegradable bags are available in every park, town, village, and walkway in South Dublin it will help combat this issue.
“My Labour Party colleagues and I in South Dublin will be campaigning for the roll out of these bins and we will be working with residents who also want to see these bins used to limit the impact of dog fouling in our community.
“I am calling on South Dublin County Council to research the usage of these bins in other local authorities such as Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. They have had a significant impact in other places, and there is great potential for their use in South Dublin.
See article in Dublin Gazette https://dublingazette.com/news/calls-for-new-bins-to-be-rolled-out-to-tackle-dog-fouling-in-south-dublin/