Monthly Archives: January 2015

WEEE Free Electrical Recycling

There will be a FREE waste electronic and electrical collection recycling day in Wexford Town on Saturday the 7th of February 2015. Collection takes place in the Tesco carpark in Wexford from 10am – 4pm. Anything that is household related with a plug or battery will be accepted.

This Includes:

TVs & Aerials | Microwaves
IT Equipment
Dishwashers | Fridges & Freezers
Power Tools
Battery Operated Toys
Kettles & Toasters
All Waste Batteries
& Many More……

There will also be recycling collection days held in other parts of County Wexford in February including Blackwater, Kilmore Quay, Ballygarrett and Wellingtonbridge for locations and dates see here

If you cannot make any of the collection days remember that you can recycle your waste batteries and electrical waste for free all year round at one of Wexford’s four Household Recycling Centres in Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross and Holmestown.

WEEE Ireland organises free public collection days of WEEE and waste batteries. Click here to learn more about WEEE Ireland collection days.

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First Cleanup of 2015

On Saturday January 17th Wexford Tidy Towns will be in the Tesco Store to take all of your used batteries for recycling. We will be there from 10am to 4pm if you want to come along and drop off any used batteries you have in your house. We are also looking for some people to help out in Tesco on the day with manning the collection table. All we need is one hour of your time between the hours of 10am to 4pm. If you can help out please get in touch through Facebook or text 0863558878 with what time suits you. We are also having our first clean up for 2015 on Saturday 17th meeting in Ferrybank at 10am. We hope you will make Wexford Tidy Towns a part of your new years resolution for 2015, so see you there!

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Lecture: Wildlife Conservation and the Community

Wexford Naturalists’ Field Club January Lecture may be of interest to some of our members. The first lecture of the year will be held on Friday 9th January 2015 8pm at The Pumphouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. Non-members are welcome and admission is €5 including light refreshments. The topic will be:

Wildlife Conservation and the Community – From Barntown to Ballydesmond by Dr. Fran Igoe, Project Co-ordinator IRD Duhallow LIFE+ Project

The presentation will cover the following:

  • Nature conservation options
  • The importance of nature conservation
  • A few recent examples of wildlife loss in Co Wexford
  • A rural model for wildlife conservation – IRD Duhallow* LIFE project
  • Developing the concept further and a new LIFE project that combines actions for the protection of birds of prey, the eradication of non-native invasive plant species and water quality improvement.

IRD Duhallow is a not for profit rural development company with the aim of improving the welfare of communities in Duhallow, Cork through generation of enterprise, social supports and voluntary initiatives.

Posted in Biodiversity, Events, Tidy Towns News

Wexford Ranks 5th in IBAL 2014

Wexford Tidy Towns were delighted to hear that Wexford Town ranked 5th cleanest nationally in The IBAL Anti-Litter League 2014. The results were announced on Monday 5th January and Wexford Town was deemed “Cleaner Than European Norms”. Well done to everyone who helps keep Wexford clean.

A breakdown of all the town rankings can be found here. One issue that did arise again for Wexford was dog fouling which failed to let certain areas in the town get the top litter grade. So please pick up after your dog and join the Green Dog Walker initiative which we are involved with to help combat this continuous problem. More details about the results and area breakdown can be found in this article written in the Wexford People.

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