Castlebar has retained its “Clean to European Norms” designation in the summer survey of litter levels by Irish Business Against Litter. The town is in 20th spot in the ranking of 40 towns and cities. 

Sligo town secured 8th place and is deemed Cleaner than European Norms.

Balinasloe came in at 23rd place, Roscommon town in 26th - with both towns catagorised as Clean to European Norms.

The latest survey found that while Ireland’s towns and city centres are clean, disadvantaged areas of our cities are suffering increasing levels of litter. IBAL sees more mixed housing as the long-term solution to the urban litter problem.

The An Taisce report states: “A very good result for Castlebar, consolidating its improvement of last year. This time around there were six top ranking sites, with the remainder moderately littered. There were no seriously littered sites. Very good sites included Lough Lannagh Park and Lough Lannagh Community Centre – these areas were not just good with regard to litter but also very well presented and maintained e.g. colourful planting, clear and clean signage etc.  The Recycle Facility at Dunnes Stores, while still littered, was much improved on previous surveys”.

Galway city centre is deemed Moderately littered while Ballybane in the city is described as Seriously littered.

The most recent statistics available on litter enforcement show the cost of litter wardens is 10 times greater than the revenue collected through litter fines. While the cost of the service has risen over the past 6 years, the revenues collected have halved from €1.7m to €0.84m. 

 

IBAL ANTI-LITTER LEAGUE – SUMMER RESULT 2018

 

1

Fermoy

Cleaner than European Norms

2

Nenagh

Cleaner than European Norms

3

Ennis

Cleaner than European Norms

4

Dublin Airport Environs

Cleaner than European Norms

5

Longford

Cleaner than European Norms

6

Killarney

Cleaner than European Norms

7

Naas

Cleaner than European Norms

8

Sligo

Cleaner than European Norms

9

Monaghan

Cleaner than European Norms

10

Waterford City Centre

Cleaner than European Norms

11

Mullingar

Cleaner than European Norms

12

Athlone

Cleaner than European Norms

13

Limerick City South

Cleaner than European Norms

14

Navan

Clean to European Norms

15

Drogheda

Clean to European Norms

16

Kilkenny

Clean to European Norms

17

Limerick City Centre

Clean to European Norms

18

Cavan

Clean to European Norms

19

Letterkenny

Clean to European Norms

20

Castlebar

Clean to European Norms

21

Waterford City - Ballybeg

Clean to European Norms

22

Dundalk

Clean to European Norms

23

Ballinasloe

Clean to European Norms

24

Tallaght

Clean to European Norms

25

Cork City Centre

Clean to European Norms

26

Roscommon

Clean to European Norms

27

Gorey

Clean to European Norms

28

Bray

Clean to European Norms

29

Portlaoise

Clean to European Norms

30

Dublin City Centre

Clean to European Norms

31

Dun Laoghaire

Clean to European Norms

32

Maynooth

Moderately littered

33

Galway City Centre

Moderately littered

34

Tralee

Moderately littered

35

Carlow

Moderately littered

36

Cork City - Mahon

Littered

37

Cork City Northside

Littered

38

Ballymun

Littered

39

Dublin North Inner City

Seriously littered

40

Galway City - Ballybane

Seriously littered

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