Galway County Hazardous Waste Events

Galway County Council has developed and delivered a Household Hazardous Waste Prevention Programme for householders, community groups and Tidy Towns organisations. The local authority received support from several libraries and Tidy Towns in the county. The events were held between July 2015 – December 2015 in the following locations: Athenry Library, Gort Library, Spiddal Library, […]

Ballon, Co. Carlow wins EPA Waste Prevention Award

The winner of the EPA Waste Prevention Award 2014 and a prize of €1,000 is An Siopa Glas, in Ballon, Co. Carlow.   An Siopa Glas, located in the village of Ballon in County Carlow, was set up by the local community improvement group in 2012. Staffed by volunteers, income goes towards different projects in […]

EPA Tidy Towns Special Award for Waste Prevention

In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a special competition: the EPA Tidy Towns Special Award for Waste Prevention.  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 […]