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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Top tips: Managing festive waste and recycling easier

Limerick City and County Council reminds people to ensure that their festive waste is segregated and recycled as much as possible.

It is encouraging the public to recycle this Christmas effectively to help deal with the extra packaging and food waste

It has asked the public to consider “going green” this year and continue recycling throughout the festive period.

With more food waste, presents and items, in general, bins can quickly become full.

Festive waste 

The council’s top tips include:

  • Know your waste providers collection dates for the festive season;
  • Flatten all cardboard boxes to create room in your dry recycling bin;
  • Leftover festive food should go into the brown bin or food caddy;
  • Whether it’s mulled wine, a hot toddy or a festive relish, any glass bottles and jars should go into your glass bin, or a bring bank site;
  • Clean and dry paper, card and cardboard is your blue bin, plastic wrapping is your grey bin;
  • Has it got glitter or foil? Then it is not recyclable;
  • Tinsel, baubles and fairy lights store well for reuse in 2022;
  • Bring batteries for recycling to any retail outlet selling batteries.

Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler said:

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“We all know the amount of packaging and food waste that Christmas can bring.”

“Therefore, it is important that we get rid of it correctly, that is, if we haven’t managed to prevent it in the first place.”

“And that means recycling and choosing the correct bin from your dry recyclable collection.”

Sinead Mc Donnell, environment awareness officer with Limerick City and County Council, said:

“If you only use your general waste bin, then you will run out of space quickly over the festive period, so make sure your recycling bins are used to full effect and correctly as contamination ruins all your hard work.”

“It is important that we recognise the impact that waste can have on our environment. Please let us work together to recycle as much as possible this Christmas.”

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