Tidy Towns — 05 November 2013

Congratulations to Larry Rogers & Tommy Nelson and all involved in Meath County Council Environment Section on Trim Recycling Centre winning the Civic Amenity Site/Recycling Centre of the Year at the Repak Recycling Awards in the Westin Hotel Dublin on the 3rd October.

This is what Repak said about the Trim Recycling Centre:

“The Trim Recycling Centre is in an accessible and convenient location on the Trim ring road. It is owned by Meath County Council and the facility is managed by Oxigen Environmental since 2007. The town of Trim has a catchment area of 40,000 with approximately 26,700 users visiting in 2012. The site offers an excellent range of materials accepted and is considered a valuable service to the local community. It is opened 6 days per week with very flexible opening hours which in turn maximises its accessibility to the general public.

With over 1,900 tonnes of waste removed from the civic amenity – It achieved a high recycling/recovery rate of 95% in 2012. The recycling facility has a one way traffic management system which ensures efficient flow. Clear signage in both Irish and English to promote Irish language and cultural heritage, along with trained recycling operatives are present on site at all times. It offers a centre of waste management education and information with regard to minimisation for the general public and local schools. News, relating to the site management is communicated to the public via numerous websites and social media outlets. This is Trim’s first year to enter in for this award and it is no surprise that they are the well-deserved winner this year.”

The objective of the Repak awards is to promote and encourage best practice in packaging prevention and recycling amongst industry, local authorities, recovery operators and our youth. Well done to everyone who participated this year and congratulations to all our winners.

Both Larry & Tommy seem to be always on site, are always very helpful and carry out a great service to Trim, they are deserved winners of the award. Well done from all in Trim Tidy Towns.

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