Wednesday 13 December 2017

Big clean-up in capital after Halloween will cost €750,000

Fiona Ellis

THE capital will have to fork out hundreds of thousands of euro to clean up after Halloween bonfires.

Despite more than 1,000 tonnes of materials that had been stockpiled for bonfires being removed in the run-up to Halloween, the final bill for the operation will exceed €750,000.

Dublin City Council expects that it will take up to 10 days.

A spokesperson said most of the money would be spent on removing debris, but that the measures taken by the council before Halloween should ensure that the bill does not match last year's €1m.

"The 1,000 tonnes removed before Halloween was bonfire material and was removed to prevent bonfires, which consisted mostly of pallets and tyres but also included crates and furniture."

The spokesperson added: "We would expect some reduction in costs due to the preventative actions taken in removing this material."

Irish Independent

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