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Draft Litter Manangement Plan

Kildare County Council’s draft Litter Management Plan 2020-2023 is currently available for public consultation.

The plan proposes to address the impacts of litter on our county, and enhance our commerical and tourism potential through the effective and efficient enforcement of legislation and regulation, management and maintenance of our public realm, and through a programme of  communication, education and awareness.

Your comments are important to this process and we look forward to hearing from you. All written submissions will be considered before the plan is finalised. Submissions may also be made through our online consulatation portal. To make a submission, you will need to register first (a very easy process):

https://consult.kildarecoco.ie/en

The draft plan is available to view below and at your local library.The closing date for receipt of submissions is 4.00 pm on Friday 4th September 2020.

 

Waste managment and the Corona Virus:

Civic amenity Sites

As a result of an increase in domestic waste arisings in the county, the council has increased the opening times for the two Civic Amenity Sites in Kildare:

  • FROM SATURDAY 6th OF JUNE, GALLOWS HILL WILL OPEN THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, 9am to 3:45pm.
  • FROM SATURDAY 13th OF JUNE, SILLIOT HILL WILL OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY, 8am to 3:45pm.
  • Members of the public are asked to pay by contactless cards and to exercise social distancing at all times onsite.

 Recycling banks

The network of glass and can recycling banks is under pressure at the moment. This is due to an increase in glass for recycling, compounded by the temporary loss of over a quarter of our 40 sites due to the facility (such as sports clubs) being closed. Please, when using the banks, note the following

  • Glass and cans must be placed in the banks. If the banks are full, please bring the glass home or use the nearest alternative site.
  • Glass left beside banks is not recycled as it is impossible for staff to separate this onsite.
  • Please observe social distancing at banks.
  • No waste to be left at banks, including disposable gloves.

Managing waste at home

When using the bins at home at this time, many people are finding it difficult to manage increased volumes of waste. A couple of tips:

  • Plastic bottles and cans should be flattened before being put in the recycling bin. This frees up a lot of space.
  • Likewise, cardboard can be flattened and even cut into smaller pieces for large boxes.
  • Food waste going in the brown bin can be wrapped in newspaper to keep it cleaner.
  • Non recyclable plastic for the refuse bin (plastic wrapping for example) can be compacted quite a bit before being put in.
  • Old clothes and textiles can still be brought to textile recycling banks. It is advisable to take clothes out of large bags and put them into the bank in batches-otherwise the textile banks can become blocked.

 

Environment Contact Details


Tel: 045 980588
Freephone litter hotline 1800 243 143

Draft Kildare Litter Management Plan

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