Last Sunday we had twenty three volunteers out on the Sunday litter pick including the two Transition Year Gaisce students.  During the hour the usual areas were covered and a total of thirteen bags of waste and three of recyclable materials were collected.

During the previous week, a number of volunteers were picking litter in the Town Centre each morning and on the road to Poulavone. Four bags of waste and four bags of recycling were collected from these picks.


During the week some of the main works carried out were sorting the litter waste, the removal of the remaining summer flower baskets and the collection of leaves.  Work is also ongoing on the bedding area at Flynn”s Road and bindweed removal from the beech hedge at Pairc Cul Rua will make a big difference there.


Leaves were collected from seven estates with seventy three bags sent to compost.  The residents of Fionn Laoi did another litter blitz around the new loop walk and cleared six bags of waste.  Hopefully this new amenity will be looked after with people picking up after their dogs and bringing any litter home. Footpath repairs were being done in Muskerry Estate to replace some damaged areas.


Ballincollig received an award in the Pride In Our Community Awards 2018. The new compost site in the allotment was judged to be the winner of the Best Project in a Large Town.  This was just one of many awards made at the ceremony hosted by Muintir na Tire and held in the Oriel House Hotel on Wednesday 24th October.   

If you are interested in joining us any Sunday just come along to Quish’s SuperValu West End where we meet up at 11.00 am for our weekly litter pick. We are always looking for volunteers and any help would be greatly appreciated.


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