Delight over new rubbish bins

Delight over new rubbish bins

22 June 2022

THE provision of additional litter bins in the Rowallane area has been welcomed by local councillor Terry Andrews.

He said while people across the district are rightly proud about where they come from, litter is an issue which concerns everyone who cares about where they live.

Cllr Andrews said adequate litter provision is an issue which he has raised with Newry, Mourne and Down Council and is pleased that an additional number have been placed across the Rowallane area.

“While it is very clear that the first responsibility is with people not to leave waste behind, there is also a responsibility on the local authority to ensure that there are adequate numbers of waste bins,” he continued. “This is particularly important given council’s decision to no longer provide dog waste bins.”

Cllr Andrews said new waste bins have been provided at John Street in Crossgar and at the main Killyleagh to Shrigley Road. Another bin has been placed at the entrance to Beechams Walk in Ballynahinch and at the town’s Lisburn Street car park.

“As we approach the summer months, it is so important that these bins are in situ and our towns and villages are ready to welcome tourists. However, we also need to ensure that the litter bins across our district are emptied regularly and not overflowing or bags left beside them.”