Galway City Council have launched a new online resource to make it easier for community groups to request bags, gloves and litter pickers for litter clean ups in their area. Throughout the year, community and business groups, residents’ associations, colleges, and schools help to keep our beautiful city tidy by engaging in community clean ups. The online resource makes it easier for these groups to request support from Galway City Council for their litter picks. Groups can also request removal of litter bags on a Wednesday of each week by Council staff.
Speaking about the launch, Director of Services, Patrick Greene said, “I want to thank the community clean up groups for all their hard work in helping to keep Galway litter free. The recent IBAL results show Galway City is only one of two cities in the country to achieve the status of ‘clean to European norms’. This is the result of the work of Galway City Council Litter Management Crews on the streets early in the morning, and throughout the day, working in partnership with the public, and business and community groups. Community groups are a tremendous asset to the city, helping to keep their local areas litter free. The new Community Clean Up online resource makes it easier for people to find out the information they need to do a litter pick, and to register for resources such as bags, gloves, litter pickers and litter bag collection.”
Speaking about the initiative, Tiarnan McCusker, Environmental Awareness Officer said, “each year there are over 100 clean ups by voluntary groups in the city. Tidy Towns groups and Clean Coasts groups are to the fore in these clean ups, but it is all the public helping to keep Galway a wonderful place to live and visit”.
If a residents’ association, Tidy Towns, community or business group would like to volunteer or seek further information, please see www.GalwayCity.ie/Community-CleanUp
Source: Galway City Council