Rubbish piles up at local tourist amenity

Knockninny House - Bin

The overflowing bin located in a car park owned by Fermanagh District Council beside Knockninny House

THE council has defended its rubbish provision at a well known tourist spot this week.

The marina at Knockninny, Derrylin, which is operated by Waterways Ireland, is serviced by a car park owned by Fermanagh District Council.


The carpark, next to Knockninny Country House, has a ‘street bin’ which been victim to rubbish overflow over the summer months as users of the area increase.

A council spokesman explained that the area is serviced every other day during the week – and said that the popularity of the area means that ‘sometimes the bins cannot cope with the amount of bagged waste being deposited, by those using the jetties and the area in general’.

The spokesman continued: “The bins themselves are the standard street bins and do not lend themselves to bulk waste depositing. An additional street bin was put in to accommodate waste disposal, however again the area is being used for bulk disposal of bagged waste.

“In busy peak times such as this, the waste management section endeavour to increase the frequency of the bin servicing to include weekends. However the volume of waste tends to accumulate very quickly even after servicing the bins.”

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