The Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank all the people of Ballymore Eustace for their help and co-operation during 2007 which enabled the village to gain an increase of 15 points in the Tidy Towns Competition. The judges commended our partnership approach with the Local Authority, the School, Clubs, Businesses and Housing Associations. The GAA sport ground was commended particularly in relation to its roadside edge, which is always litter and weed free. The Riverside Walk, the School and its Grounds, the landscape entrance and drive into the KTK Inert Landfill and Headons were admired as were the single storey dwellings and commercial properties. Schoil Mhuire and the Girl Guides were appreciated for the participation in the National Spring Clean.
Some of our bad points were ”overhead service cables”, “Keep weed along curbs and at the base of walls to an absolute minimum”, “the Church itself is still a little weather stained”, “it was surprising to note a number of dated plastic beer signs in the village”, “the Fogarty premises has too many signs and its Dutch awnings should be either removed altogether or replaced with a more traditional type.” With a little co-operation again in 2008 perhaps we can eliminate most of our bad points.
We did badly as well in the Waste Minimisation Category and so we are now bringing waste minimization centers to all our attentions. An excellent facility on our doorstep is
KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL, SILLIOT HILL, KILCULLEN.
INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY
Phone: (045) 482229 OPENING HOURS - Mon.-Sat 8 - 1 and 2 - 4
1. DOMESTIC RECYCLABLES: (FREE OF CHARGE)
All Domestic Electrical Goods (Battery or Plug in). Dry Cardboard, Magazines, Newspapers, Waste Paper, Plastics of Grade 1, 2 & 4, Glass Bottles, Metal Cans, Aluminium Cans, Tetra Paks, Clean Clothing. Small quantities of household batteries, light bulbs and aerosols.
2. DOMESTIC RECYCLABLES:
Waste Oil (max.1 gallon at a time). Car Batteries (small numbers). Scrap Metal
€92/Tonne or €1.84/20kg (No Landfill Levy)
3. COMMERCLAL RECYCLABLES:
Waste Oil (max.1 gallon at a time). Car Batteries (small numbers). Scrap Metal, Cardboard, Magazines, Newspapers, Waste Paper, Plastics of Grades 1, 2 & 4, Glass Bottles, Metal Cans, Aluminium Cans.
£92/Tonne or €1.84/20kg (No Landfill Levy)
4. WASTE for LANDFILL - COMMERCIAL & DOMESTIC:
Food waste, furniture, beds, bulky items, plastics of grades 3, 5 & 6
€198/Tonne or €3.96/20kg (Inclusive of Landfill Levy)
5. DOMESTIC WASTE for RECOVERY:
Green Waste, Household Hazardous. Flat Glass
€183 /Tonne or €3.66/20kg (No Landfill Levy)
6. COMMERCIAL WASTE for RECOVERY:
Green Waste, Household Hazardous, Flat Glass
€183 / Tonne or €3.66/20kg (No Landfill Levy)
Commercial Electrical - €612/Tonne Confidential Shredding- €7.32/20kg
Hazardous Commercial - €3000/Tonne or €60/20kg Tyres - €350/Tonne or €7/20kg.
Please Note: A minimum charge applies to each chargeable category
8. COMPOST BINS AVAILABLE - 20 LITRE - €40
NOTE: VEHICLE SCRAPPAGE: AUTHORISED AGENT FOR COUNTY KILDARE
KILCOCK CAR DISMANTLERS, LARAGH, KILCOCK 01-6285671/01-6289160
FREEPHONE NO. FOR LITTER 1800 243 143
In our own village we have Vincent’s Shop (formally Freds Fashions) (045 864977) beside the Church which will gladly take all clean reusable clothing, toys, books and bric-a-brac. Opening hours are displayed on the door.
There are Bottle Banks for recycling in Naas at KCC Offices, Tesco and Fair Green (Super Spar).
In Blessington there are Bottle Banks at Super Value and the Parkview Service Station.
You can have your printer cartridge refilled in Naas at Cartridge World (045 898662) and The Computer Centre, Kilcullen Rd., (045 883888)
To find out how to reduce your energy consumption visit www.powerofone.ie
Congratulations to the FAS Workers, Martin, Tom and Frankie on being voted the Ballymore People of the Year.
The Committee looks forward to the help and support of everybody in keeping Ballymore looking well during 2008.
Signed: Tidy Towns Committee.