7.0 Budgets

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Kilkenny County Council commits a significant budget towards street cleaning, litter enforcement and public awareness initiatives annually.  In 2020, the annual budget for litter management was €1,597,000, approximately, €16 per head of population.

Table 7.1: Adopted Budget for Litter Management 2020

Service

Cost €

Street Cleaning

1,173,000

Public Bin Provision

10,000

Public Bin Maintenance

160,000

Bring Bank Maintenance Programme

46,000

Illegal Dumping Clean Up

40,000

Sub-Total

1,388,000

Supports

 

Paint the Shop Scheme

10,000

Green Schools

4,000

Anti-Litter Initiative (Community)

20,000

Education & Awareness (Litter)

10,000

National Spring Clean

5,000

Amenity Grant (Community Support)

140,000

Anti-Litter Grant (Community Support)

10,000

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Campaign

10,000

Sub-Total

209,000

Total

1,597,000

In addition to the adopted budgets for services and supports, Kilkenny County Council also seeks additional funding for project collaborations with external bodies such as the EPA and the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment.  One example is the Anti-Dumping Initiative grant provided Kilkenny County Council €146,000 for specific enforcement projects in 2020.

Each Area Office also incurs additional costs annually as part of their service provision to the municipal towns and villages which vary annually.  The figures outlined in Table 7.1 is the minimum spend which is provided for litter and waste activities but it is not the total expense incurred.