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Irish Examiner - 07-04-05
Waste challenge

THE former Lord Mayor of Cork, Joe O'Callaghan, says he is incensed by his bin charges (Irish Examiner, April 7).

I am incensed that, in nine weeks, any household could put a total of 236kg in a wheelie bin, and 47kg in one week only.

Mr O'Callaghan's family may be "adept" at recycling. How many are they - 50?

In our house, there are three adults, two cats and a dog. Our total, for seven weeks, came to 87.50kg.

I challenge Mr O'Callaghan to let me see how his family recycles for one week.

He either needs a gravity lock, a new family - or me. I promise to cut his waste bill in half - and there's no charge. Will he take up the challenge. Will you?

Carys O'Neill
29 Springmount Road
Co Cork


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