Our committee acknowledges that a litter free and clean environment contributes significantly to the social and economic wellbeing of the town. We recognize, however, that no single organization or agency can alone tackle the litter problem. In this regard we, in partnership with Offaly County Council, Chamber of Commerce and Waterways Ireland have joined an Inter-Agency group, established by the town council in 2009, to focus on litter management.
By January 2015 Tullamore had reached “Cleaner than European Norm” standard coming in joint 5th place in the IBAL National Anti Litter League.
Summary of projects undertaken for this year -
o Committee members and other volunteers are involved in weekly clean up on approach roads, car parks, open spaces etc.
o Under the “Tidy Tullamore” initiative local residents’ associations and business groups carry out environmental enhancement works and litter control in their estates and the streets in town.
o Council staff undertake daily town centre sweeping programme
o We engage in schools awareness programme with Environmental Liaison Officer
o Gum Litter Campaign was launched by Offaly County Council in June 2014
o Committee members removed flyposting from a number of buildings as part of our weekly activities.
o Gateway employees carry out a programme of kerbside weed control around the town
o Coláiste Choilm students carried out a litter pick up in areas adjacent to their school
o Scoil Bhride pupils carried out a clean up of their school grounds
o CCTV cameras were erected at Chancery Lane and Clontarf Lane resulting in significant reduction in dumping at those locations. D1
o The council repainted bollards and bins in the town.