Monaghan County Council produces benchmarks for schools

schools 1LAPN local authority staff from Monaghan County Council carried out four waste characterisation studies during the year and compared current levels versus those in 2009 for waste.

By analysing available data two benchmarks have been produced for schools.

A water benchmark has been quantified which shows the following results for water use in m3 per pupil per annum in Monaghan during 2013

Best   1.15
Average   2.29
Worst   4.08


A waste to landfill benchmark has been produced which shows that the work being undertaking in schools in bearing fruition when comparing 2009 to 2013 data.

monaghan schools benchmark
Waste benchmarks 2009 & 2013

Two seminars, one for teachers and one for parents, were held during 2013.

water bottle


Finally, a foldable, reusable water bottle with a catchy waste prevention message on it was purchased for school students. These will be distributed during 2014.


For more information contact:

Nial O’Connor, Environment Section, Monaghan County Council, MTEK 11, Armagh Rd, Monaghan.

tel: 047 30556 or 0872283466.