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Up Cycle Challenge


(Environment, Waste Management)
Up Cycle Challenge 17

Up Cycle Challenge-read the full story.

Posted: 28/09/2017

Bling Your Thing


(Environment, Waste Management)
Drop into your local Charity Shop during national reuse month this October.

Bling Your Thing-read the full story.

Posted: 28/09/2017

Beware of Bogus Waste Collectors


(Environment, Waste Management)
What can you do to make sure your waste is disposed of correctly

Beware of Bogus Waste Collectors -read the full story.

Posted: 27/09/2017

Draft Bye Laws for Regulation of Burial Grounds


(Environment, General)
Persons wishing to make submissions on the draft bye-laws may do so in writing before close of business at 5pm on 12th July, 2017.

Draft Bye Laws for Regulation of Burial Grounds-read the full story.

Posted: 09/06/2017

Household Bulky Waste Collection


(Environment, General)
Saturday, 17th June, 2017 @ Old Landfill Site, Achill between 10:00am – 3:00pm
(Take turn for Dugort on the Bunnacurry to Keel Road)


Household Bulky Waste Collection-read the full story.

Posted: 07/06/2017

Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2017


(Environment, General)
How to Apply
Applications should be made directly to Mayo County Council. The application form is available online at http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/Environment/Forms/

Applications must be made to Mayo County Council, no later than 5pm, 23rd June, 2017.
Environment, Climate Change & Agriculture Office
Mayo County Council
Aras an Chontae
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Email: environment@mayococo.ie
Telephone: 094 9024444


Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2017-read the full story.

Posted: 17/05/2017

Draft River Basin Management Plan


(Environment, Amenities & Beaches)
Do your local waters matter to you?

Draft River Basin Management Plan-read the full story.

Posted: 11/05/2017

Clean Coasts - Protecting our Beaches, Seas & Marine Life


(Environment, Amenities & Beaches)
Where: GMIT Castlebar Campus
When: Thursday 6th of April, 2017 at 7.30pm - 9.30pm

The Clean coasts roadshow is a series of events for coastal communities taking place all along the coast of Ireland. The event aims to bring together all those with an interest in protecting their coastline, seas and marine life.


Clean Coasts - Protecting our Beaches, Seas & Marine Life-read the full story.

Posted: 05/04/2017

Cleaner Community Campaign 2017


(Environment, General)
Completed applications together with before photographs must be submitted to CCC@mayococo.ie by Friday 28th April, 2017

Cleaner Community Campaign 2017-read the full story.

Posted: 13/05/2016

Palm Oil 'Fatbergs' on some Irish Beaches


(Environment, General)
In recent weeks there have been a number of reported occurrences of white / off-white oily solid residues being washed up on Irish beaches.

Palm Oil 'Fatbergs' on some Irish Beaches-read the full story.

Posted: 24/02/2017

Opening hours of Civic Amenity Sites


(Environment, Waste Management)
Please find attached the opening hours of both Derrinumera and Rathroeen Civic Amnenity Sites.

Opening hours of Civic Amenity Sites-read the full story.

Posted: 27/06/2016

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE IDENTICATION OF ‘BATHING WATERS’


(Environment, Amenities & Beaches)
If you wish to propose your favourite beach/river etc in County Mayo as a new bathing water site or comment on an existing site please contact the Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture Section on 094-9024444 or by email on Environment@mayococo.ie

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE IDENTICATION OF ‘BATHING WATERS’ -read the full story.

Posted: 16/06/2016

Changes to Waste Collection for Mayo Householders from 1st July


(Environment, General)
Householders on all waste collection routes in Mayo will also see further changes in the waste collection system. From July 1st Waste Collectors must weigh all waste collected in preparation for a full role out of a ‘pay by weigh’ system mid next year. This will involve a move away from the bag and tag systems used by householders in parts of the County.

Changes to Waste Collection for Mayo Householders from 1st July-read the full story.

Posted: 22/06/2015

Litter Action League 2017


(Environment, General)
Completed applications must be returned to LAL@mayococo.ie by 4pm on Friday 31st March, 2017

Litter Action League 2017-read the full story.

Posted: 05/03/2015

Scrap Metal Collections


(Environment, Recycling)
Notification to community groups, schools, sporting organisations and other “not for profit” groups.
Any group wishing to organise a scrap metal collection in their area is advised that they must contact the Environment Section of Mayo County Council to register their event.


Scrap Metal Collections-read the full story.

Posted: 06/02/2012

Free Trade Ireland


(Environment, General)
FreeTrade Ireland is a web service designed to facilitate and encourage the reuse of household and business items.

The service was developed from the Dublin Free Trade application, which has been operating successfully since 2006, and is a free and accessible service for all.

The expansion of the service to a national audience is recognition of its effectiveness to:
• Protect the environment through the reuse of items.
• Reduce costs for users on waste disposal.
• Encourage the better use of household and business resources.
• Extend the lifespan and value of items through reuse.
• Contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle for citizens in Ireland.
• Bring about a change in our behavior in the management of wastes.

FreeTrade Ireland is a public initiative. The website was set up with funding from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and is funded on an on-going basis by Local Authorities in Ireland.

FreeTrade Ireland features include:
• Dedicated offered and wanted, household and business sections;
• Comprehensive item category and subcategory listings to ensure ease of access to information;
• Specific ‘ household’ and ‘business’ account types to cater for the needs of various types of users;
• Use of interactive mapping and route selection applications to help users pin point where particular items are located around the country;
• Up to date security features.



Free Trade Ireland-read the full story.

Posted: 21/07/2010

Tyre and Waste Tyre Regulations track movement of tyres.


(Environment)
Mayo County Council is running a campaign to raise awareness to the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007. The new scheme which involves the establishment of an industry based tracking system for tyres and waste tyres commenced at the beginning of 2008 and is currently being implemented throughout the Country. The scheme aims to track the movement of tyres from when they are put on the Irish Market to when they come to the end of life.

Tyre and Waste Tyre Regulations track movement of tyres. -read the full story.

Posted: 15/07/2008

Clean Coasts Week 2nd - 11th June


(Environment, Amenities & Beaches)

Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week is taking place from 2nd to 11th June all over Ireland. Join us by registering your beach clean on Clean Coasts website, and receive your free Beach Clean pack - http://cleancoasts.org/our-initiatives/clean-coasts-week

Each year millions of tonnes of marine litter enter our seas and oceans, resulting in environmental, economic, health and aesthetic challenges. Clean Coasts are inviting volunteers to join this coastal clean-up helping remove marine litter from our beautiful coastline and in turn protecting our coastal habitats and marine life.

In 2016, over 140 events were organise as part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week, which included beach cleans, wildlife/marine litter talks, an open air film screening and yoga on the beach. We are currently planning many coastal celebration events to run alongside beach cleans throughout the country. A calendar of coastal celebration events for Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2017 will be added to the webpage shortly.

Clean Coasts is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is funded by the Department of the Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and Fáilte Ireland.


Clean Coasts Week 2nd - 11th June-read the full story.

Posted: 25/05/2017

Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2016


(Environment, General)
How to Apply
Applications should be made directly to Mayo County Council. The application form is available online at http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/Environment/Forms

Applications must be made to Mayo County Council, no later than 5pm, 17th June, 2016.


Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2016-read the full story.

Posted: 19/05/2016

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