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Environmental Awareness Programmes

290 groups in Tipperary getting ready for Spring Clean

The National Spring Clean is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative and takes place from the 8th - 20th June.

Tipperary County Council in association with An Taisce is delighted to support community groups and volunteers who give of their time and effort to organise clean-up events in towns and villages across the county.

Bikes for Africa

Clonmel Borough District and Environment &Climate Action Section of Tipperary County Council are delighted to assist Clonmel Rotary Club Bikes for Africa project this year. Rotary Club, Clonmel have been involved for the last 6 years with this initiative.

Countryside Wild on Flowers Initiative

Environment and Climate Action Staff will be giving out FREE packs of Wildflower Seeds next week at the following marts;-

Tipperary Mart - 6TH March, 2020 from 10.00am
Cashel Mart – 7th March, 2020 from 11.00am

In Conjunction with Tipperary County Council's Anti Dumping Initiative 2021 mattresses will be taken in free of charge on the specified days at the specified Civic Amenity Site

Donohill Civic Amenity Site on the 24th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

Cashel Civic Amenity Site on the 24th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

This service is for domestic households only – Strictly no commercial use!

Only clean and dry mattresses will be accepted.

A maximum of 4 mattresses per customer (normal fees will apply for quantities greater than 4 mattresses).

Normal charges will apply for any and all other waste items presented on the day.

Events
Tuesday, 7 September, 2021 - 12:30

In Conjunction with Tipperary County Council's Anti Dumping Initiative 2021 mattresses will be taken in free of charge on the specified days at the specified Civic Amenity Site

Nenagh Civic Amenity Site on the 10th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

Roscrea Civic Amenity Site on the 10th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

Clonmel Civic Amenity Site on the 17th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

Donohill Civic Amenity Site on the 24th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

Cashel Civic Amenity Site on the 24th September 2021,8:30-12:30 and 13:00-15:30

This service is for domestic households only – Strictly no commercial use!

Only clean and dry mattresses will be accepted.

A maximum of 4 mattresses per customer (normal fees will apply for quantities greater than 4 mattresses.

Normal charges will apply for any and all other waste items presented on the day.

For any further information about Tipperary County Councils Civic Amenity Sites please follow the link provided

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Monday, 30 August, 2021 - 10:00

FREE Reduce your Food Waste Workshop on Wednesday the 6th October 2021 @ 10am Sponsored by Tipperary County Council

October 2021 is Reuse Month and to celebrate this Tipperary County Council are sponsoring the 'Reduce your Waste Workshop'.

This session will cover everything from meal planning, recipe swaps, preserving and growing your own.

It will also look at food storage, what best before dates to ignore and jazzing up leftovers for a tasty packed lunch. From composting to preserving, it's all covered in a 2 hour session.

Please note that this event is sponsored by Tipperary County Council for the residents of County Tipperary.

Click here to register for access to our FREE Reduce your Food Waste Workshop

Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kgs of food waste per year.

That’s between €400 and €1,000 per household per year thrown into the bin.

And it’s not just a waste of money, it’s also costing the earth. Food waste sent to landfill does not harmlessly break down but instead releases methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Where possible we should prevent food waste in the first instance. Top tips to prevent food waste include checking your store cupboard before you shop, have a list, only buy what you need and don't be tempted by special offers on perishable foods.

Do you know that:

60% is Avoidable food waste such Plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg and passed its date perishables. We can control this waste easily by serving smaller portion sizes at meals times and by shopping smarter

20 % is Potentially Avoidable food waste – things like bread crusts, potato skins. This waste could be used in another way; crusts could be made into bread crumbs and then frozen until you need them.

20% is Unavoidable food waste – such as banana skins and chicken bones

The good news is food waste doesn’t have to end up in landfill. It can be recycled by using your food waste recycling bin. All households living in a population agglomeration >500 people are entitled to a Food Waste Recycling service from their waste collector.

Households with a kerbside collection for food waste can simply separate cooked and raw food and leave the bin out as part of your normal kerbside waste collection so it can be sent to a composting site or to an anaerobic digestion plant to make green energy.

Check this map to see if you live in an area in which you are entitled to have a food waste recycle bin service

Click here for more information on Food Waste

Events
Wednesday, 8 September, 2021 - 08:30

Gum Litter Awareness Campaign

Cathaoirleach, Michael Smith of Tipperary launched 2021 Gum Litter Taskforce Campaign on Thursday, 10th June, at Lismackin National School

The campaign looks to build on the success of previous years as the percentage of gum as a proportion of litter has dropped by 64% since the campaign began.

National Tree Week

Tipperary County Council are proud to support National Tree Week each year. Tipperary County Council will distribute trees to schools and Tidy Towns from 21st March to 27th March for National Tree Week 2020.

Upcycling goes Innovative and Creative across Tipperary

Tipperary County Council’s Environment & Climate Action Section extended a challenge to the people of Tipperary, to use their imaginations and get creative to make something new from what would otherwise have ended up as waste.

It’s clear to see from the entries received, that this challenge captured the imagination of young and old.

The competition was kindly funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. It aimed to get people thinking about reusing and recycling items to reduce waste and to inspire individuals and communities to get creative and innovative with materials, that would otherwise be discarded as waste
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Forty one applications were received, which included upcycled furniture, the repair of a preloved record player and sewing machine, making various items from horse shoes, repairing old bicycles, making garden furniture from buckets and copper cylinders, using old clothes to make bags, transforming old hardbacks books into gifts or keepsakes, upcycling old socks for use as a kitchen pot scrubber, using old railway sleepers to make a fire mantel, upcycling various parts of a piano to make household items and making bags and dresses from flour sacks.

The judges said they had a tough job and were very impressed by the entrant’s ability to see potential in their old items and how entrants used their skills to make practical, useable pieces. Everyday items were used in most cases, so anybody can replicate the entries they like and support their environment and the circular economy at the same time.

The Section worked with various Men’s Shed groups in Cashel and Clogheen, who put their skill to use and used pallets and unwanted paint to make buddy benches, window boxes and flower containers for Tidy Towns Groups and local schools.

Many entrants told us how working on these projects helped to sustain them during the Covid lockdown and proved to be a useful exercise in managing mental health.

The Brett Family from Ballycahill were overall winners, with a vibrant new henhouse made from unwanted pallets. Their hens had recently hatched two new chicks and with their expanding flock of hens, a larger hen house was needed. Rather than buy a new coop, the four children opted to design and build their own using various upcycled items found around the farmyard. Materials used included timber pallets, expanding metal, tree branches and timber cut-offs. When constructed it was painted with used car engine oil and left-over paints. The hens and chicks have now re-located and are enjoying their new upcycled home”.

Encouraged by her friend to enter the competition and from her interest in art and crafts, Margaret Matuszewsha from Cashel designed a new garden bench. Two old chairs with only their frames destined for the bin, received a makeover and for her efforts she won second prize. The upcycled garden bench is now a proud feature in Margaret’s front garden”.

In third place was Pat Bracken, who was given an old Raleigh bike from a friend doing a clear-out of his shed. During Covid-19, Pat decided to bring the bike back to its former glory and now uses it to and from work and around Thurles town.

Covid-19 lockdown also inspired Jane O’Connor from Borrisoleigh, our fourth runner up, who decided to make cushions and clothes alterations and turned her spare room into a craft room. A footstool was needed and rather than buying new, Jane decided to make a footstool from an old plastic beer crate, which she covered with recycled fabric.

In 5th place was Timmy and Anne Ryan from Nenagh. Timmy who is retired, always had a flair for repairing items and Anne suggested they make a birdbox for their garden. An old tin bucket and saucepan lid was upcycled to make a colourful birdbox. This is proudly displayed in Anne’s garden.

October is national re-use month and mywaste.ie is inviting the public and all organisations, to hold and attend community–based workshops in a variety of areas including managing food waste and upcycling everything from fashion to furniture. The aim is to bring people beyond the idea of “reduce, reuse and recycle” to a more conscious prevention of waste, in the first place. For this and more information on October Ireland’s National Reuse Month, please visit Tipperary County Council’s website or Mywaste.ie

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Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 - 11:00

What to do with my soft plastics

Why are soft plastics now allowed to be placed in my recycling bin?

There are two reasons:

Improvements to facilities along with
Emergence of new markets.
In Ireland we collect all recyclables in the same bin and the sorting of all these materials take place at a recycling facility.