In a move that will make it increasingly harder to litter on Market Square, Dundalk Town Council have added another set of bins.
The new bins are on the courthouse side of the Square, and will give people usintg that side of the €3 million refurbished Square the opportunity to place rubbish in them.
The new set of bins bring to 12 the number of double bins dotted around the Market Square.
“It’s a good thing,” said Anna Egan of Panama Café. “It if helps stop people littering, who’d complain.”
Yet the number of bins on the Square, each one comprising a green recycle bin and a gray bin for normal refuse, means that you can’t walk more then 10 metres in any direction before you are confronted with another bin.
Willie Duffy of Dundalk Tidy Towns says that anything that helps keep the “Square clean’ is a good thing.
“If it takes 12 bins to keep the Square clean, then so be it. Their colour means that they are relatively discrete and tend to go unnoticed.
“If it makes one person more litter aware then it’s worth it. The town has a long way to go to get itself back to the top of the IBAL list which we won years ago.”