Calls for more recycling options at bring banks in Donegal have been rejected due to a lack of resources.
County Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called for plastic and paper facilities to be included alongside local glass/can recycling banks.
However, when the motion was raised at the January county council meeting on Monday, the suggestion was deemed not possible.
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said people across the county are seeking facilities to recycle their household packaging. He asked the council to provide additional services in local areas, but the expansion was not deemed viable.
Mr Michael McGarvey, Director of Water and Environment said the council has neither the budget nor resources to fulfill the request. He said that the collection of paper and plastic was made available in other counties years ago, but problems arose with cleanliness, overflowing banks, litter, vandalism and fires.
Currently, householders in Donegal can access paper and plastic recycling services through authorized waste collectors and at the council’s six recycling centres.