EPA Tidy Towns Special Award for Waste Prevention 2016

tidy town competition logoThe Environmental Protection Agency is once again sponsoring a special competition in 2016: the EPA Tidy Towns Special Award for Waste Prevention.

Tá an Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil chun urraíocht a dhéanamh ar chomórtas speisialta in 2016: Gradam Speisialta na mBailte Slachtmhara do Chosc ar Dhramhaíl – An Ghníomhaireacht um Chaomhnú Comhshaoil.

 

NATIONAL FIRST PRIZE: €1,000

2 National Highly Commended Awards: €500 each

This award is to recognise communities that have undertaken activities to prevent waste and use resources efficiently. When we talk about waste prevention, we’re not talking about recycling; we’re talking about not generating waste in the first place. This can be achieved by consuming less and using resources and materials efficiently.

 

Application Forms and How to Apply

The application form for the EPA Special Award for waste prevention can be downloaded here. The form contains all the information you will need, including what kind of activities the EPA is looking for, what is included, what will not be considered, how the award is judged and how to submit.

The form is available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word, in English and Irish. Closing date for 2016 submissions: as per the main Tidy Towns competition

You can:

  • Fill out the PDF or Word form electronically (you can type and save in both the PDF and Word documents) and either email it or print and submit it by post OR
  • Print the form, fill in by hand, and submit by post OR
  • Make a submission in a separate Word or other such document (please keep to the 1000 max word content) and either email it or print and submit by post

 

Click here to download the form in Microsoft Word in English

Click here to download the form in Microsoft Word in Irish

Click here to download the form in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) in English

Click here to download the form in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) in Irish

 

The Email address to send completed forms is: info@epa.ie marked “Tidy Towns Waste Prevention award”

The Postal address is: Tidy Towns Waste Prevention award, Environmental Protection Agency, PO Box 3000, Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford

 

Closing date for submissions: as per the main Tidy Towns competition

See a presentation on the Special Award given by Colum Gibson, CTC, at a Laois TidyTowns event in February 2015

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