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ROSCREA TIDY TOWNS
BACK TO WORK:
With National Spring Clean Month now upon us, all the Community and various Organisations and every sector of Society are actively encouraged to participate and take responsibility for litter, cigarette butts, dog pooh etc. on the streets, lane ways, school yards, link roads, car parks, graveyards etc by conducting clean-ups in their own local area. 35% of litter collected last year was recycled, and in the current era of climate change the more we recycle, the more we reduce our carbon emissions, so by taking part in National Spring Clean, we are making a difference. Roscrea Tidy Towns encourage you to participate in National Spring Clean Month which is the month of April, and organise an event that will make a difference to your property, and surrounding area. When organised register the event with an Taisce, as they record all Spring Clean events.
RECYCLING CENTRE – DUBLIN ROAD:
Once the Litter is collected, please take it to the Recycling Centre on the Dublin road which is open all day on THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, so there is no need to leave it in your car trailer or back yard. The most annoying aspect of disposing of litter and waste is the fact that people collect it, load it and DRIVE OUT COUNTRY ROADS to dispose of it, when the Recycling facility on the Dublin Road is open three days a week, and is free of charge. PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED THERE TO FACILITATE YOU, AND DISPOSE OF YOUR LITTER, SO PLEASE STOP DUMPING ON COUNTRY ROADS. All household waste will be gladly accepted and will be used for recycling.
The Waste Minimisation Category in the Tidy Towns Competition has now been renamed as “Sustainable Waste and Resource Management”, and this is to reflect the greater emphasis now being put on Waste Prevention ahead of Waste Treatment. Concentration now must be on reducing the level of resources used, and becoming more efficient at using materials, while at the same time reducing waste generation. Some suggestions might be bulk buying and avoiding disposable products, using local libraries, and repairing goods so that we become more resource efficient. Thinking more about preventing waste, and re-using bottles, cartons etc. would reduce waste and the need for recycling in the future.
This is for the people who walk their dogs at their leisure, and do not carry a pooper scooper, and simple plastic bag to collect after them. Everyone knows the people who walk their dogs at night, and early morning, through the streets, laneways and graveyard/cemetery, so they “do their business” before or after sleep time. When they do their business, you are also as the owner of the dog, expected to do your business and clean up after them. Would you in the interest of safety for people walking after you clean up after them, so someone doesn’t
Slip on it, or walk into it, and feel disgusted. This is exactly how we feel when we destroy our shoes, and carry it further along the street. In other countries people walk freely with their plastic bags, and have no problem collecting after them. I appreciate bins and bags are supplied along walk routes, however, if we think clean, think hygiene, think of the environment, then we will ensure to always carry a bag with a pooper scooper and bags for cleaning up after them. It’s a simple task, give example, give leadership, and people will do likewise.
ROSCREA’S FOUR GREATEST ENEMIES ARE – “DOG POOH”, PENS, CIGARETTE BUTTS AND CHEWING GUM – TOGETHER WE CAN ELIMINATE THEM.