Two recycling nominations

Dunmore Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre has been shortlisted for an Environment Award in this year’s Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards which will be held on October 15.

Dunmore Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre has been shortlisted for an Environment Award in this year’s Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards which will be held on October 15.

Kilkenny County Council is delighted to be shortlisted as it reflects “the excellent service the centre offers both to domestic and commercial customers”.

The waste disposal area of the centre has been upgraded since the closure of the landfill to cater for refuse from small to medium-size enterprises. Customer service is a high priority at the centre as well as offering a competitive price structure for recycling and waste disposal.

The most recent initiative at the centre was the launch of an information leaflet on the services the centre provides. With approximately 25,000 customers visiting the centre in 2010, Kilkenny County Council hopes to continue deliver a high-quality waste management solution for homes and businesses into the future.

Kilkenny County Council is also shortlisted for a Repak Award under the Best WEEE and Waste Battery Recycling Event category. The winner will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) at a national ceremony in Dublin as part of Repak Recycling Week.

The nomination is in recognition of the high number of WEEE collections that have taken place over the past 12 months in the county, resulting in over 140 tonnes of electronic waste being collected for recycling. This award reflects the co-operation of community groups, sports clubs and commercial premises that facilitates WEEE Ireland to hold collections in their local areas.

One such collection is taking place this Saturday from 10am to 4pm in the church car park in Mullinavat, at the community centre in Piltown and in the Johnstown church car park.