Dunmore Recycling Centre 'will continue to develop'

Previously revealed Council raised issues around the “cost neutrality” of the Centre

Darren Hassett

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A councillor has said the cost analysis of Dunmore Recycling Centre is to ensure the facility “continues to develop”.

It was previously revealed that the Council raised issues around the “cost neutrality” of the Centre.

Chair of the Environment Strategic Policy Committee, Cllr Tomás Breathnach, said: “The Centre is a critical element in the Council’s waste management strategy and has helped create a culture of recycling for people.”

He added that the review “is the start of a process to ensure that the Centre continues to develop and to provide the much valued and critical service to the people of Kilkenny”.

The review process will involve the appointment of consultants to review the operational running costs. The Council said: “The operation relies on a significant annual subvention from the Council.

"The challenge is to bridge the gap between the income generated and the costs of running the Centre. The main objective is to ensure that the services provided at the Centre can continue to be provided at the least or no cost to the Council.”