Tidy Tralee Group Going For Gold Again This Year

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Tidy Tralee Together, local Councillors and bodies, launching the weekly tidy initiative around town. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tidy Tralee Together, local councillors and members of various bodies, launching the weekly tidy initiative around town. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

AFTER an amazing year of successes, Tidy Tralee Together, are asking the community to unite once more to maintain the high standards achieved and go for gold again this year.

In 2015, Tralee was the proud winner of a gold medal in both the Tidy Towns and the prestigious European wide Entente Florale competition.

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Tidy Tralee Together, are asking people to build on those successes and volunteer to clean the streets for an hour every Thursday evening, from now until September.

“It’s fantastic to get recognition because Tralee has cleaned up a lot in the last few years,” said Joe Moynihan of Tidy Tralee Together.

“If you walk around town now today, you can see that there is hardly no litter around the place, it’s a great credit to everyone involved. The most important thing is education with the kids. We’re getting there, but it’s taking time,” he said.

The biggest issue, Tidy Tralee Together face is picking up litter that has been discarded on the street whether it be by pedestrians or by people throwing rubbish out their car windows.

There’s also the issue of public dumping.  It’s feared by some, with the recent changes in pricing and how waste is collected in Tralee, it may lead to a rise of illegal dumping.

“I don’t think that’s going to be an issue really. Waste companies have to make a living too and I think most people will continue to dispose of their rubbish properly,” said Joe.

The group will be taking part in the big Spring Clean-up this weekend beginning at McDonalds car park, Rathass at 9.30am this Saturday morning with gloves, bags and litter pickers provided for all volunteers.

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