Despite showers of hail and snow, twenty one volunteers including one Transition Year student, turned out for the weekly Sunday litter pick. Many roads and streets were covered as were parts of the Regional Park. Ten bags of waste and four bags of recyclable materials were collected

During the week volunteers worked primarily on Main Street and collected two bags of waste and one bag of recyclable materials

Carrying out litter picks in areas outside our National Tidy Towns boundaries is important as it gives a very good first impression to visitors. Litter picks were carried out over a number of days on the Kilumney Road. Some four bags of waste and one bag of plastic recyclable materials were gathered.


This group had yet another busy week. While completing the clearing of the old dry stone wall and boundary on Castle Road, three one-ton bags of green  waste were collected. Further time was put into clearing leaves from several areas along with daily litter picks.

Work at the allotment included spring planting maintenance and the transferring of some of these plants to various beds in the town.


We are always looking for new members to join the Ballincollig Tidy Towns. Membership forms can be obtained from us. Why not join our group of volunteers and enjoy meeting and making new friends while keeping Ballincollig tidy.


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