PLEASE NOTE:

A new system is supposed to be in place from 1st July 2016, in which non-recyclable waste will be charged by weight; and the bag system is to be phased out. It is necessary to register with Barna Waste in order to sign up for this new system (although we think many people locally still have not registered).

You may apply to Galway County Council (Environment Department) for exemption from pay-by-weight and the use of wheelie bins IF:

- You are more than 100 yards from a point at which Barna Waste will pass for collection

- You have other reasons why the use of bins would be impossible or very difficult (eg., physical incapacity, or space limitations preventing the use of wheelie bins).

We understand that households being granted exemption should still be able to use the bags (see below); but these MAY have to be bought from Barna Waste if not available from the local shops.


 CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD

(AND PRINT OUT FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE)

A 2016 CALENDAR

 FOR COLLECTION ON THE AUGHRUS PENINSULA

Barna waste collection calendar 2016.pdf Barna waste collection calendar 2016.pdf
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The following will help answer any questions you may have about how to have your rubbish removed (recyclable and non-recyclable). Read on, for all you'll need to know.....   :-)

Household waste must be divided by YOU into:

1. General waste (non-recyclable waste such as leftover food). This is placed in Green bags, which you can buy in the local shops, for €7.45 each.

2. Recyclable waste in the form of dry paper/cardboard, steel cans, and plastic, go into Blue bags; again, buy these in local shops, for €3 (see: there's a BIG incentive for you to recycle as much as you can!)

3. Aluminium (drinks cans, aluminium foil), and glass. These can be left by you, free of charge, in the recycling containers beside Sweeneys (Claddaghduff) or at the harbour (Cleggan).


On the Aughrus Peninsula, household waste is collected very early on THURSDAY mornings; so leave your waste out on WEDNESDAY NIGHT, as late as possible (to avoid dogs or foxes breaking open the bags. Download the calendar (above) to find out which bags are collected on which weeks, here on the Aughrus Peninsula (Cleggan/Claddaghduff, etc).

If in doubt where to leave your bags, notice where local people leave them - at convenient corners/road junctions.

If the house you're staying in uses 'wheelie bins', you can use these instead of bags: grey/black bins for non-recycling,, and blue for recycling.

PLEASE DO use the FREE facilities for glass and aluminium! These materials use enormous amounts of energy to produce, and recycling them is really important for the environment.


A useful tip:

 Visitors staying in holiday homes and leaving at the weekend may find it useful to know that you can leave properly bagged (see above) recyclable & non-recyclable waste at the Recycling Centre in Clifden (on the N59 as you leave Clifden towards Galway, about 100 meters past the cattle mart, and on the same, right-hand, side of the road).  It's open between 8.30am and 4.00pm on SATURDAYS AND MONDAYS. You MUST have your waste in the proper bags. But there's no charge for leaving it there.


Finally, a few more points:

...If you’re camping or staying in a holiday cottage, or indeed if you’re picnicking or just passing through, you’ll wish to leave the place as you found it.  Although you’ll still find rubbish around where it shouldn’t be, the County Council and the local Council, plus volunteers, do actually spend quite a lot of time trying to keep the place tidy. Much of the rubbish you do see on beaches is actually detritus washed ashore from passing ships, or maybe even from another continent. We could do better, but we’re trying.

...But you may well wonder why there aren't more (any in Cleggan!) litter bins beside the road. Well: a few years ago, the County Council decided that if they removed all the bins (beautiful, stainless steel bins, they were), then that would force the householders to clean up the streets. Since around 50,000 people pass through Cleggan each year, that's quite a lot of clearing up to have to do! But there you have the infinite and 100% inexplicable wisdom of our local government. We apologise to visitors for this stupidity.

If you have any queries, click here to reach Barna's website;  or call them on 0818-287010.

Remember:

  • - ONLY Barna Waste bags
  • - Leave your bags out on the roadside as late as possible on Wednesdays!