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No new bins for residents who fall foul of anti-social behaviour

Residents who have had their bins burnt will NOT have them replaced free of charge.

Recent incidents of anti-social behaviour in the Craigavon area had seen a number of families having had their bins destroyed.

The matter was raised on their behalf by SDLP Councillor Declan McAlinden at a recent meeting of ACBCBC Council’s environmental services committee.

He explained that the residents whose bins were fire damaged had to buy new bins, but he asked if, under exceptional circumstances like this, council could provide replacements free of charge.

The Director of Environmental Services (Craigavon) told the committee that council policy did now allow for bins to be issued free of charge under circumstances like this.

Residents, he said, should be able to claim the cost of the new bins from their household contents insurance.

Councillor McAlinden said residents were annoyed that council would not provide them with another bin free of charge. He had hoped that, given the circumstances, the bins could have been replaced.

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