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1 April 2024
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Bord na Mona Recycling are proud to once again work alongside Laois County Council and serve as the waste management partner for Clean Up Laois Week 2024 which takes place from April 1st to 5th. 

The initiative is Ireland’s biggest and longest running anti-litter campaign and makes a real impact on local environments. Through it local communities, estate groups and organisations are encouraged to spring into action and join the fight against litter again in their area.

The collected litter will be gathered by Bord na Mona Recycling after the event. It is then processed, segregated and treated using high-resolution cameras, 3D sensors, near-infrared optics and other technologies. Materials suitable for recovery and recycling are removed to minimise what goes to landfill.

Over the past 25 years, the National Spring Clean operated by An Taisce has been focused on the message of the collective responsibility we share in tackling and preventing our national litter problem. By participating in organised clean-ups, groups and individuals of all ages play a significant role in reducing litter and protecting biodiversity across Ireland while also bringing communities together. Over the course of the last 25 years, 12 million hours of volunteering were contributed and an estimated 47,500 tonnes of litter across Ireland have been collected.

Throughout this year’s campaign, National Spring Clean also hopes to encourage participants to think about what they can do to reduce their consumption and waste outputs.

Litter Warden Emily Doyle; Mary McGill, Bord na Mona and Litter Wardens Dave Eustace and John Ging with Binjy at County Hall. Picture: Alf Harvey.