Recycling centres reopen at Tuam, Clifden and Ballinasloe

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Galway Daily news Recycling centres reopen at Tuam and Clifden

The recycling centres at Clifden, Tuam and Ballinasloe have reopened this week for county households to recycle their domestic waste.

There are three recycling centres in Galway County, all of which have been closed until this week due to Covid-19 restrictions.

During this period people have been asked to keep their empty bottles and other recyclables at home as much as possible due to increase in demand at bring banks.

The city council’s recycling centre at Liosbain Industrial Estate remains closed for the present.

The county council is asking people only to come to the recycling centres for essential usage, and to observe social distancing protocols at all times.

If the centre is buy people should return at another time, and the council has also said that people will will not be allowed to park on the adjoining public road or block the access route.

The Tuam centre is open from 8:30am – 4:15pm on Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 3:45pm on Friday & Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.

The centre is in Clifden only opens twice a week, on Monday & Saturday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

The Ballinasloe centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

The standard charge to recycle a load of goods is €3.50 for a car, and €5 for a car and trailer or a van.

Disposing of paint cans is charged at €3.50 for a batch of five cans, and the charge for mattresses is €10 for a single or €15 for a double.

WEEE items including fridges, tv’s, washing machines, household items containing batteries, batteries and textiles are accepted free of charge, as are glass bottles and jars, and drink cans.