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    10th April, 2017

    Another glorious day for 6th County clean up

    The sun shone and volunteers came out in their droves for the 6th Annual County Clean-up, which is facilitated by KWD Recycling with the help of Kerry County Council and tidy town committees in Kerry and West Cork. Beginning in 2011 this was the first County Clean up in Ireland with many counties now beginning to mimic due to its success.

    Attendance was at an all-time record again this year with over 5000 volunteers signing up all over Kerry alone and 23,000 KWD Red Bags distributed between them .This year the County clean-up was also extended into West Cork by KWD Recycling where it was well received and many attended on the day cleaning many roads which included the main road from Clonakilty to Bantry .

    KWD staff, family and friends were again on hand this year calling to all the various groups to offer support and also helped pick litter off some roads in West Kerry.

    A great day was had by all who attended the county wide initiative all across Kerry and West Cork and the benefits are immediately noticeable with a cleaner and greener environment that is visually more welcoming coming into the important tourist season.  Many early reports from groups indicate that the amounts of litter on our roads this year was down on other years which hopefully means  that people are getting the message and throwing less litter out on our roads which is great.

    One of the most noticeable contributors to litter along the roads yet again this year was Plastic drinks bottles , drinks cans and Tea/Coffee cups which were constantly strewn all along our roads . There was also the usual crisp and chocolate bar wrappers and plastic bags.

    Organisers would appeal to everyone in the County to stay conscious of how we dispose of our waste when driving, and ensure that all waste is disposed of at home and not along our roads .We must now turn the focus on keeping all our roads as clean as possible by being more careful and ensuring waste does not end up on the road in the first place for someone else to pick up   .

    The organisers wish to take this opportunity to thank the over 5000 volunteer’s right across the county who signed up this year and participated. The mammoth task of collecting all these bags began Monday by KWD Recycling and will take over a week to collect from the different collection points that have been arranged all over Kerry.



    Well done everyone, lets “keep it clean”