Carlow's local authority tenders for waste disposal contract as Powerstown landfill is closed

The landfill reached capacity and closed this year

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The civic amenity/recycling facility will continue at Powerstown on a trial basis

Carlow County Council has tendered for a contract for the provision of services for waste collection, transportation and disposal at Powerstown Civic Amenity Site, Carlow. 

The Powerstown landfill reached capacity and closed in 2018 and consequently the Council will now incur the cost of disposing of its own waste outside the county.

The civic amenity/recycling facility will continue at Powerstown on a trial basis.

The purpose of the contract is to provide waste management services for the removal, transportation and disposal of residual mixed municipal waste collected at the Civic Amenity Site. 

Bidders have until November 16 to make their application for the contract. 

In the Council's draft budget for 2019, the net cost of €812,000 has been provided for all waste management and recycling services (an increase of €520,000 when compared with the provision required three years ago in 2016).

A remediation and aftercare fund (circa € 7.7m) is in place for Powerstown and accordingly there is no requirement to raise loan finance for that purpose.