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A NEW waste management plan for Galway and the entire Connacht/Ulster region, as well as for other regions throughout the State, are to be launched tomorrow at 11.30am in City Hall.
The public have until Thursday December 19 to make submissions on the new regional waste management plan that is being put together following the reconfiguration of the country into three different regions. Mayo is part of the Connacht Ulster region, and Mayo County Council has been appointed as the lead local authority for the region, with Kevin Swift about to be appointed to the role of co-ordinator for the region. He will be based from an office in Castlebar. At the October meting of the Environmental Policy and Agricultural Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council, the members of the committee were given a brief update on the progress of this plan.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O'Mahony, has welcomed the decision by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, to provide €5 million to support recycling facilities in local authorities. The money will be used for the operation of bring banks and civic amenity facilities.
As Christmas approaches and the weather turns colder many garages may be tempted to recycle waste engine oil as fuel in their workshops, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns people in Mayo that this is dangerous.
As Christmas approaches and the weather turns colder, many garages may be tempted to recycle waste engine oil as fuel in their workshops, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned people in Kilkenny that this is dangerous.
Blue and green bin collections in Mullingar and Athlone will now be on alternate weeks only from August 28 after a local firm’s ad hoc collections were stopped by 2009 legislation.
Seventy eight per cent of households in Mayo use refuse collection services, leaving 22 per cent unaccounted for. This figure, which related to the latest statistics of 2009, was revealed by Michael Joyce, senior engineer with Connaught Waste Management.
The Brown Bin Service has been rolled out in the towns of Athlone, Mullingar, Kinnegad, and Moate, and accepts food and garden waste (bio-waste).
Household waste collected in Mayo County Council area has decreased by 32.1 per cent compared to the 2008 figures, according to the Environmental Protection Agency National Waste Report 2009.
The Adult Refugee Programme is an English Language and Socialisation Programme open to all those with refugee status (Stamp 4} with an aim to assist in the process of integration into Irish society.