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 Mattress Recycling Amnesty

Kildare County Council is holding a Free Mattress Recycling Day to reduce dumping and increase recycling in our county.

The event will be held at Silliot Hill Recycling Centre, Kilcullen on Wednesday 30th of September from 9am to 3pm sharp. Eircode R56 AC61

This free service is for mattresses only please- any other waste presented will incur a charge.

Three mattresses per vehicle.

No trade waste, domestic customers only.

Mattresses must be clean and dry

 

Please note: to ensure queues are kept to a minimum, the above conditions will be strictly enforced on the day.

 

Waste management and the Corona Virus:

Civic amenity Sites

As a result of an increase in domestic waste arisings in the county, the council has increased the opening times for the two Civic Amenity Sites in Kildare:

  • FROM SATURDAY 6th OF JUNE, GALLOWS HILL WILL OPEN THURSDAY TO SATURDAY, 9am to 3:45pm.
  • FROM SATURDAY 13th OF JUNE, SILLIOT HILL WILL OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY, 8am to 3:45pm.
  • Members of the public are asked to pay by contactless cards and to exercise social distancing at all times onsite.

 Recycling banks

The network of glass and can recycling banks is under pressure at the moment. This is due to an increase in glass for recycling, compounded by the temporary loss of over a quarter of our 40 sites due to the facility (such as sports clubs) being closed. Please, when using the banks, note the following

  • Glass and cans must be placed in the banks. If the banks are full, please bring the glass home or use the nearest alternative site.
  • Glass left beside banks is not recycled as it is impossible for staff to separate this onsite.
  • Please observe social distancing at banks.
  • No waste to be left at banks, including disposable gloves.

Managing waste at home

When using the bins at home at this time, many people are finding it difficult to manage increased volumes of waste. A couple of tips:

  • Plastic bottles and cans should be flattened before being put in the recycling bin. This frees up a lot of space.
  • Likewise, cardboard can be flattened and even cut into smaller pieces for large boxes.
  • Food waste going in the brown bin can be wrapped in newspaper to keep it cleaner.
  • Non recyclable plastic for the refuse bin (plastic wrapping for example) can be compacted quite a bit before being put in.
  • Old clothes and textiles can still be brought to textile recycling banks. It is advisable to take clothes out of large bags and put them into the bank in batches-otherwise the textile banks can become blocked.

 

Environment Contact Details


Tel: 045 980588
Freephone litter hotline 1800 243 143

Draft Kildare Litter Management Plan

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