Claim of increase in dumping and storing of rubbish in Kerry council houses

A Kerry County Councillor says there’s an increase in incidents of dumping and storing of rubbish in local authority houses.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael Cahill raised the issue at the recent South and West Kerry Municipal District meeting.

He’s calling on the council to help these tenants who he claims can’t afford to dispose of their refuse.
Cllr Michael Cahill called on Kerry County Council to immediately examine the dumping and storing of rubbish in council houses.

He asked what steps are being taken to address the issue, and whether the council can help these council tenants, who he says can’t afford to dispose of their refuse due to financial circumstances.

The council says its housing department is aware of some issues and they actively carry out inspections of properties where the matter has been brought to their attention.

They also carry out regular inspections of areas where hoarding of rubbish previously occurred.

The local authority encourages tenants to engage with MABS to budget and ensure they can pay their bills.

The council also says that because they no longer operate a refuse collection service they can’t intervene about costs with a private operator, and they don’t have funding to subsidise tenants’ costs.