Noel Coonan TD has welcomed today’s announcement that €105,415 has been allocated to North Tipperary County Council to assist the authority in meeting the costs associated with the operation of their bring banks and civic amenity facilities.
“It is important to promote recycling now and into the future especially as most landfills have closed or are about to close.
“This money will encourage our local authorities to continue to provide necessary waste management infrastructure. We can see that civic amenity facilities are hugely successful as is the case in Roscrea where a large number of people use the facility at weekends and this funding is an incentive to increase opening hours and facilities throughout the constituency,” said Deputy Coonan.
Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced the provision of €5 million in funding to assist local authorities in meeting the costs associated with the operation of their bring banks and civic amenity facilities for the period January to June 2011.
The funding is provided from the Environment Fund, through which the proceeds of the plastic bag and landfill levies are utilised to provide assistance and support in respect of a range of waste management, litter and other environmental initiatives.