Resumption of Certain Services at Civic Amenity Sites

Kerry County Council spokesman, Owen O’Shea announcing a resumption of activity from Monday next with health and safety guidelines, at the five Kerry County Council Civic Amenity Sites.

From Monday, May 18th. 2020, the five Kerry County Council Civic Amenity Sites will resume the acceptance of cardboard, glass and cans for recycling – according to a statement from council spokesman Owen O’Shea.

The news comes with a ‘health warning’ for people in the Castleisland area as we remain outside the restricted distance limits.

“Since the imposition of COVID-19 restrictions, services at the Civic Amenity Sites in Killarney, Cahersiveen, Milltown, Lios Póil, and Kenmare, have been limited to the receipt of household waste from those without an existing waste collection service and material for recycling in EcoSense bags,” the statement continued.

A Phased Resumption of Normality

“Kerry County Council has begun the phased resumption of normal services at Civic Amenity Sites and has assessed the public safety impact of the resumption of certain services having regard to the Government Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business.

“The social distancing regime implemented at all sites and the traffic management/queuing systems already in place will continue to be observed and managed and we would ask for patience from all customers at this time as we move to this new phase of reopening certain services.”

A Rundown on Restrictions

The statement concluded with a rundown on the current restrictions which will continue to apply in the interests of public health and safety:

  • Only one occupant per car will be admitted to the sites.
  • Only cars will be admitted – no trailers or larger vehicles.
  • Payments should be made by credit/debit card where possible.
  • Social distancing is to be maintained on all sites at all times.