Environmental Awareness and proper disposal and recycling of waste are important issues facing Athenry. On going efforts to secure a civic amenity site have, so far, been unsuccessful. While funding is available to Athenry ADC under the Social Economy Programme to manage a facility, Galway County Council has been unable to provide a suitable site.
Residents of Galway city have responded very positively to re-cycling initiatives undertaken by the Galway Corporation and this is the general experience throughout the country. There is opposition national opposition to the provision of incinerators as a means of disposing of waste. It is difficult to see how Galway County Council can meet its Management Strategy if suitable alternatives are not provided to local communities.
Written by Athenry Community Council
Published here 27 Jul 2023 and originally published Winter 2002