Calls have been made on the government to put effective measures in place in order to tackle waste in Ireland in a fair effect way.
It comes after a report t into Ireland’s waste revealed that less than half of litter fines issued by local authorities between 2012 and 2017 were paid.
The report from the environmental charity VOICE Ireland follows a 10-month investigation into how local authorities are managing and Ireland’s public waste and tackling litter.
Speaking on the matter, Cllr Patrick McGowan said a long term plan needed to be developed before waste contractors will be able to charge what they want.
He said: ” New legislation is needed immediately to tackle littering and the government needs to develop a long term plan for dealing with waste management.
Waste contractors will soon be free to charge whatever they want when the present legislation is fully implemented.
“The way is opened for large multinational investment companies and large waste collection companies to move in and take over ever County leaving them free then to increase charges at will.”