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Sinn Féin hitting the streets against bin charge hikes - Funchion

4 July, 2017 - by Kathleen Funchion TD

Sinn Féin is continuing our campaign against the bin charge hikes with a series of lunchtime protests tomorrow, Wednesday July 5th.

Protests will take place in the following areas: Ballincollig, Cork 12pm, Kerry County offices 1:15pm, Limerick City Council offices 12pm, Clare council office, Ennis 12pm, Kilkenny council office 1pm, Wexford County Council 11am.

Speaking in advance of the protests, Sinn Féin TD for Carlow-Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion said:

“Sinn Féin is standing with families against the bin charge hikes.

“Those with medical conditions and disabilities, large families and low-income households will bear the brunt of the government’s decision to allow private operators to charge whatever they want for an essential service.

“Sinn Féin is fighting for the immediate withdrawal of the proposed changes to the waste permits regarding designated charging structures; A waiver scheme for low income households; a feasibility study of greater public ownership and increased regulatory control of household waste collection.

"We are also seeking a system of obligations on manufacturing companies and wholesalers to reduce packaging being produced at source and to prioritise the minimisation of waste across society.”

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