Sunday 6th January was the first Sunday Litter Pick of 2019. There were thirty people out which included nine Transition Year students. All the usual routes were covered, along with a pick outside our boundary on the approach road. There were twenty fives bags in total collected eight of which were segregated for recycling. For the moment the weather is defining the work the volunteers can take on. The short days are also a limiting factor. . Over the Christmas period we had over a dozen volunteers active keeping main routes clean. Over the fortnight fourteen bags of waste were picked up and two bags of recycling. The most disappointing occurrence in the holiday period was the dumping at the recycling area in the car park behind Main Street. Everything from clothes, bedding, toys and electrical items were discarded there. Shame on those responsible.
The CE/TUS workers and the voluntary supervisors are all back to work now. Again, the week was spent working hard. They sorted litter waste, turned the compost, finished the ground in the poly-tunnel and collected leaves.
Residents carried out a big clean up in Aylesbury and also a clean up in Carrigdene. Other estates including Coolroe Heights, Rosewood, Leo Murphy Terrace, Fr. Sexton Park and Church View have all got 2019 off to a good start.
If you are interested in joining the volunteers any Sunday just come along to Quish’s SuperValu West End where we meet up at 11am for their weekly litter pick.
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