RECYCLING INITIATIVE

Louth County Council offering free mattress dumping service

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Louth County Council offering free mattress dumping service

V & W Recycling is one of the locations in Dundalk

Local independent Cllr Maeve Yore has revealed that Louth County Council has organised a free mattress dumping service as part of the anti-dumping initiative 2019. 

It will take place in two locations across Dundalk next Wednesday, August 28. 

In a post on Facebook, Maeve Yore shared the following details:  

"As part of the Anti Dumping Initiative 2019 there will be a Mattress Disposal Amnesty:

• V & W Recycling Centre, Newry Road, Dundalk 
• V & W Recycling Centre, Mell Road, Drogheda

"ONLY on Wednesday 28th August 2019

"Mattress Disposal cost will be covered by LCC

"The site will accept mattresses from 12.30pm - 4.30 pm ONLY

• Normal recycling centre entry charge applies
• Mattresses must be Clean and Dry 
• This is a service for householders only 
• There is a maximum limit of 3 per vehicle

"All enquiries should be directed to Louth County Council Operations Section"  

Local Councillor Erin McGreehan added: "This year Louth County Council secured €145,000 under the Anti-Dumping Initiative. This funding will cover nine projects; one of these projects is this mattress disposal amnesty on Wednesday 28th August only. The recycling centres entry fee of €4.00 will also apply."   

Councillor McGreehan welcomes the amnesty thoroughly and said: "We well know the scourge of illegal dumping and a lot of the time individuals will dump mattresses in very scenic areas of our countryside. This is a very affordable option for people to safely dispose of their unwanted mattresses." 

Speaking about the mix up a couple of weeks ago when the amnesty was cancelled Cllr McGreehan said: "While it was regrettable, due to unforeseen circumstances, nobody wanted that and it was at the short notice, however, it has been assured to us Councillors that this will go ahead on the 28th August."