Calls for dog fouling bins on Athlone greenway

An Athlone councillor is calling for special waste bins to be provided on the Old Rail Trail Greenway to tackle the problem of dog fouling.

Michael O’Brien says that as the number of people using the popular amenity grows so too is the level of this type of litter. He tabled a motion at the February meeting of the Athlone Municipal District urging bins be installed and a meeting is scheduled next week between councillors and the executive on the issue.

The Independent councillor says that the bins could be erected just at access points to the greenway to cut down on costs but that would still remind people to use them: