From tomorrow, 29th September, those wishing to use the recycling facilities at Mayo County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites will have to pay €2 per visit (for cars). This is in addition to the €5 per bag for domestic waste.
Mayo County Council obviously have funding problems, no doubt in part due to the current economic climate and concomitant downturn in revenues from taxation, levies etc.. However, attempting to bridge the gap by taxing consumers who wish to recycle is surely the wrong way to go. Clearly the Council sees these ‘recyclers’ as a soft target.