Coleraine Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick said: “This super dump could have a very negative impact on the everyday lives of people in the vicinity. It could also potentially pose serious environmental problems.
“Other large facilities of this nature have seen serious infestations of flies which have plagued people living anywhere nearby.
“The creation of an incinerator in an appropriate location, far away from residential areas, along with better recycling would probably be the best option instead of these landfill plans.
“The EU wants us to step up our recycling efforts and I believe the creation of a landfill style super dump flies in the face of this. These plans send out a very negative message about local government’s attitude to waste and our potential to increase sustainability. They need to show far more ambition as the green economy is an area where there is massive room for growth here.”