Environment

Video of the bio-diversity park beside the Rye River

Biodiversity Park

Kildare Bat Group & Bat Conservation Ireland

Tidy Towns Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Bat Survey

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Leixlip Litter Warden

Sweeping Main str

If you are aware of incidences of littering, just contact the litter wardens and they will act on the information (including seeing people

discarding litter from vehicles- just take a note of the vehicle registration). An on-the-spot fine of €125 may be issued. If the offence is of a

serious nature or the fine goes unpaid, the offender may be taken to court where fines of up to €3,000 may be issued.

Freephone Hotline Litter: 1800-243143

For more information please see: http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Environment/Litterandgraffiti/

 Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping generally refers to littering on a large scale. This includes abandoned vehicles, furniture, illegal dumps in old quarries and on agricultural land. KCC employs a number of engineers to ensure that this dumping is tackled. If you are aware of illegal dumping you can report it in strict confidence. We may need to take your contact details in order to locate the specific site, but you will not be called as a witness if you do not wish to.

Illegal Dumping Hotline:

Alternatively, you can contact the Environmental Protection Agency- they have a dedicated Hotline: 1850365121 or see http://www.epa.ie/

Another option is to report via http://fixmyarea.com/

Coolmine Recycling Centre

Coolmine Recycling Centre is located in Coolmine Industrial Estate, Dublin 15. The recycling centre is provided by Fingal Council. Members of the public can bring along a wide range of of items for recycling or disposal

The recycling centre is strictly for household use. No commercial waste can be taken to this site.

Coolmine Industrial Estate
Dublin 15
Telephone:

WEEE Collection

140913 7

We assist with WEEE collectiosn twice a year and these have proved to be very successful.

Leixlip Green Waste.

Green waste is biodegradable waste that can be composed of garden or park waste, such as grass or flower cuttings and hedge trimmings, as

well as domestic and commercial food waste. The differentiation green identifies it as high in nitrogen, as opposed to brown waste, which is

primarily carbonaceous. See also Garden waste composting. We assist at the green waste days which are held at the Wonderful barn.

Green waste

 Green flag surveys

Green flag surveys have been carried out by students and parents of the schools listed below.

Cholaiste Chiarain 
1 waste and recycling
2 going for water one

Scoil Bhride

1waste and recycling
2water
3travel
4energy
5 biodiversity

Scoil Mhuire
1waste and recycling
2energy
3water
4transport

Scoil Eoin Pholl
1waste and recycling
2water
3travel
4energy
5biodiversity

Anti-Litter Committee

A joint committee between KCC, LTC and LTTA was formed in Spring 2007.  The purpose of this committee is to tackle litter and its attendant problems in the Leixlip area.  The committee addresses specific issues that can, with the combined efforts of the three groups, be resolved with greater efficiency.  It has created better paths of communication which allows individual members to pursue objectives more efficiently.  We have also found a way to allocate tasks that suit the functions of the separate parties better.  A good example is that LTTA has distributed a document commissioned by Fingal County Council advertising their Coolmine Recycling Centre.

 

Did you know!

One Tonne a Day Keeps the Litter at Bay

A tonne of glass a day is deposited into Leixlip’s two bottle and can banks, at Lidl and Leixlip Amenities Centre, according to the latest figures, provided to Leixlip Tidy Town Association by Dara Wyer, Kildare County Council’s Environmental Awareness Officer.

Every metric ton (1,000 kg) of waste glass recycled into new items saves 315 kilograms (690 lb) of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass. Glass that is crushed and ready to be remelted is called cullet.

Secondary markets for glass recycling may include:

Glass in insulation products

Glass in ceramic sanitary ware production

Glass as a flux agent in brick manufacture

Glass in astroturf and related applications (e.g. top dressing, root zone) material or golf bunker sand

Glass in recycled glass countertops

Glass as water filtration media

Glass as an abrasive

Glass as an aggregate