Castleisland Tidy Towns Appeal for County Clean-Up Day Volunteers

One of Castleisland’s regular domestic waste and recyclable material dump sites pictured last week. This site is at the rear of the houses on Main Street and inside the boundary wall with Castleisland Co-Op Mart. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The graph show the increase in volunteer numbers and bags of rubbish collected over the years of the County Clean-Up.

Castleisland Tidy Towns group members are engaging fully again this year with the Kerry Waste Disposal County Clean Up on this Saturday, April 14th.

Bags, Gloves and Information

“We are encouraging Tidy Towns groups in all areas of the town to come out on the day. Bags and gloves and information on where to drop bags can be had from Tidy Towns committee members.

Interested in Volunteering

“Anyone interested in volunteering can gather at the car park at the playground at 9.30am where we will give out materials needed and can assign areas in the town to those who are willing to help out,” is the word from the group ahead of the day.

Quantities of Rubbish

This approach highlights both how volunteerism can really work for the good of a community and its polar opposite in the astounding quantities of rubbish collected from the roadsides in both rural and urban settings.

First Held in 2012

First rolled out in 2012 with 500 volunteers taking part and collecting 5,000 bags of rubbish, the numbers taking part in 2018 rose to 5,500 but, unfortunately, so did the amount of rubbish collected which hit the 8,000 bag mark.

To find out more about the eighth annual County Clean-Up just click on the link here:

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