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Galway fails to crack ‘Clean’ list in latest litter survey

Galway City had failed to make serious inroads in tackling its litter problem in lockdown, with the latest IBAL survey declaring the city "Moderately...

Galway City tumbles down IBAL list as litter levels rise

Galway City has tumbled dramatically down the list of towns combating litter, and is no longer considered 'Clean' to European standards. The latest survey from...

Dumping becomes problem with surge in usage of bottle banks

People in Galway City are being asked to store their empty bottles at home for now due to a surge in the use of...

Local students clean 46kg of litter from Kinvara beach

Secondary school students in Galway did their part to keep the coast clean recently, clearing 46kg of garbage from a beach near Kinvara. An Taisce's...

Galway city centre is the most litter free in Ireland as Ballybane drops off ‘clean’ list

Galway City is the cleanest city in Ireland according to the latest survey by Irish Businesses Against Litter which measures trash in towns and...

Cheevers suggests return-reward pilot scheme to encourage recycling

City councillor Alan Cheevers has said a return-reward scheme for plastic bottles, glass bottles and aluminium cans could help encourage recycling.The Fianna Fáil councillor...

Galway schools take part in national litter campaign

The Bin It! campaign arrived in the county this week with visits to four Galway school as part of its annual nationwide campaign. The schools...

Galway’s young leaders are sweeping the beaches for World Cleanup Day

The bright young people of Galway are coming out in force this weekend on the beaches of Galway city for World Cleanup Day. World Cleanup...

Anti-graffiti projects urged to avail of new council funding

Groups in Galway have been urged to put forward anti-litter and anti-graffiti projects for funding from Galway County Council.The new funding is a result...

Gort students win national award for anti-smoking video on cigarette butts

The Foróige Gort youth service has been congratulated for winning the award for the Best Smoke Free Generation Message at the Irish Cancer Society's...

Fifty solar powered compactor bins installed in Galway city

Fifty solar powered compactor bins have been installed in Galway city by the council after a successful trial last year. The  SolarStreetBin litter bins from...

2019 gum litter campaign gets underway

This year's Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign was launched recently in Portumna. The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) has been successful to date in...

Ballybane and Ballinasloe taken off list of litter black spots

Ballybane and Ballinasloe have both been declared clean neighbourhoods in the latest national litter survey. Irish Businesses Against Litter commissions An Taisce to carry out...

Galway issues just 2.5 percent of Ireland’s litter fines

Of the 50,000 litter fines issued in Ireland from 2012 to 2017, just 2.5 percent of those were issued in Galway. The environmental group VOICE...

Clean Up Weekend to get Galway city in shape for the Best Kept Towns comepetition

Galway city council are promoting a "Clean Up Weekend" this month to get the city into shape for the Best Kept Towns competition. Ireland's Best...

Ballybane second worst urban area in Ireland in litter survey

Ballybane is the second most heavily littered urban area in Ireland according to the latest IBAL Litter Survey, as Ballinasloe dropped off the clean...

Ballybane is the most heavily littered urban area in Ireland

Ballybane is the most heavily littered area in all of Ireland's towns and cities according to the findings of the latest Anit-Litter League Survey. Irish...

Salthill beach is the only litter free beach in Ireland

Salthill beach is the only one in Ireland deemed clean according to a new survey of Irish beaches, rivers, and harbours. However the Shannon at...

Mayor of Galway City launches 2018 gum litter campaign

The Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign was officially launched this week by Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Níall McNelis. The taskforce has been...
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