Storm Kathleen Blows Tidy Towns and County Clean-Up Day Plans into Next Week

Flashback to 2016: Preparing for the 2016 County Clean-Up day at Cahernard on were: Seamus Shanahan, William Walsh and Ted Twohig with Sheila Hannon, Mary Walsh, Thomas Brennan, Francie Kenny RIP and Eamonn Breen. ©Photograph: John Reidy 30-3-2016…..
…..and in 2019: Bags of picked rubbish mounting up at the collection point at Tonbwee during the 2019 county clean-up day with the additional waste on the left provided by opportunists. ©Photograph: John Reidy 13-4-2019

KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council have asked those intending to participate in the annual County Clean Up on Saturday not to hold any local clean-ups this weekend and to postpone any activity until next week.

No local clean-ups should take place this weekend because of the Status Orange weather warning associated with Storm Kathleen.

Weather Warning for Kerry

A weather warning for Kerry has been issued by Met Éireann and very windy and dangerous conditions are forecast between 7am and 5pm on Saturday.

The hazardous conditions may have impacts through Sunday also.

Collection Day on April 14th.

The period during which participating groups can collect litter has been extended by a week until Sunday, April,14th after which date any waste collected will be disposed of.

Tidy Towns groups and other volunteers who had planned to take part in the County Clean Up on Saturday should therefore carry out their clean-ups at another time after the weekend when it is safe to do so.

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