Suggestions for Kildare County Council to install small bins on lamp posts to help tackle dog fouling in Newbridge

By Kim O'Leary

Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South is calling on Kildare County Council to consider ways to prevent people from leaving their dog fouling around the County.

Today Minister Naughten announced the new 2018 Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant-Scheme (ALAGS) which will provide local authorities funding to conduct public awareness and education campaigns at a community level to prevent litter, dog fouling and graffiti - writes kildarenow.com.

Deputy O’Loughlin said: “This new scheme is a welcoming development and Kildare has been granted €23,000 euro from the scheme. Dog fouling is a serious issue that needs to be addressed however, I have found a more serious issue is the lack of public bins for people to dispose of their collected waste. Although it is important to enforce fines on people who do not pick up their dogs foul, we should be thinking of ways to encourage people to pick up by providing the necessary public bins along popular walk routes and consider providing bags for people who forgot their bags for disposal."

Meanwhile, Deputy O'Loughlin has said that there are "no bins for residents living in Liffey Hall in Newbridge to dispose of bags" and so the bags are instead being thrown away in the trees on the green road. She said:"The road outside Roseberry Hill is a notorious place for people to walk their dogs and there are no bins are there to dispose of the waste. These are just two of many areas where there are no bins to dispose of the waste.”

Deputy O'Loughlin said: “We’re trying to encourage people to get active and for children to get outside more and the facilities are not there for when they need them. I am calling on Kildare County Council to consider installing smaller bins on lamp posts and possibly bags at these designated areas for people to use with the new funding from the Department."

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