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131216 Ger Alymer, Shannon Recycling Centre; Bill Chambers, Cathaoirleach Clare County Council; John Crowe, Chairman Shannon Municipal District; Adrian Gilligan, Shannon Recycling Centre and Eoin O’Halloran, Shannon Recycling Centre at the launch of the Christmas recycling appeal.. Picture: Arthur Ellis.

Clare dreaming of a green Christmas

The people of Clare are being urged to play their part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill this Christmas by availing of one of Clare’s five recycling facilities.

The Environment section of Clare County Council says people can bring a carload of recyclable waste to its recycling centres and transfer stations at Ballyduffbeg, Lisdeen, Shannon, Scarriff and Ennis for as little as €5.

Councillor Bill Chambers, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, said, “I am delighted that the council’s environment section is issuing important advice to the public on how they can minimise the impact of their Christmas on the environment.

“The people of Clare have always been very responsible when it comes to disposal of plastic, paper and glass materials built up over the Christmas period, and I am confident that they will respond similarly this year.”

“With the Christmas holidays comes lots of extra packaging, particularly in the home,” explained Karen Foley, Environmental Awareness Officer, Clare County Council.

She continued, “Most of this packaging can be recycled, however. This year we are again reminding the public to bring their recyclable waste to our recycling centres and bottles and aluminium cans to the 54 bring banks around Clare.”

“We are also reminding the public to keep bring bank sites clean and tidy by depositing only bottles and aluminium cans into the banks. Boxes, bags or other materials used to carry recyclables must be taken home,” added Ms. Foley.

“Brings banks are serviced regularly. However there is huge demand on sites at this time of year. Where bring banks are full, alternatives sites should be used. We thank the public for their co-operation.”

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