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More Bins Needed on Castletroy Greenway - Nelligan

The Castletroy Greenway is badly in need of more bins, that’s the view of the Aontú Representative for the area, Eric Nelligan, further the numerous contacts received on the topic from locals who use the 1.3km stretch going from Castletroy College to the Munster GAA grounds with numerous exits along the route.

Speaking today Mr Nelligan said ‘’The opening of the Castletroy Greenway has attracted more people to the area, the amenity area close to ‘Gaelscoil Chaladh An Treoigh’ has four exception pieces of wood carved art in a peaceful setting, my children absolutely love marvelling at the designs, the whole area is very pleasant and a credit to the active travel team in the council.’’

Mr Nelligan continues ‘’At the moment there are four bins on the greenway, these bins are situated at the main access points to the greenway, there is a clear and distinct gap in the bin coverage, this gap is leading to one bin in particular, close to Castletroy College entrance’, overflowing regularly as it is a long distance to the other three which are closer together.’’

‘’It’s as clear as day to me that at least one more bin is needed, a very suitable location would be close to the ‘Woodhaven Estate’ entry point. A bin in this location would not be too much of a bother to the council workers who are required empty the bins as they can access the location quickly from Woodhaven, it is also about halfway between the sole bin on the Southern Castletroy side of the greenway and the three bins at the various Northern access points’’

‘’The solution to this rubbish problem is easy to solve, one extra bin in the appropriately positioned, upgrading the bin at the Castletroy access point to a ‘solar compacting bin’, this can give 6 to 7 times more capacity and thirdly I’m appealing to users to bring home their waste if they find that the bins are full’’ concluded Mr Nelligan.

By Aontú Press | 29 June, 2023

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