A spring clean-up by Dromiskin volunteers

Tidy Towns

A spring clean-up by Dromiskin volunteers

Gene Yore gene.yore@dundalkdemocrat.ie@DundalkDemocrat

Dromiskin tidy towns group are going to launch a cigarette litter campaign. This follows the annual Spring Clean in the village when volunteers were astonished by the amount of cigarette ends in the village and beyond.

One motorist just emptied the car ashtray for others to deal with.

Students and staff from St Peter’s National School joined members of the Tidy Towns committee as well as residents and really got to grips with litter in the community.

Volunteers were astonished at the amount and variety of litter that had accumulated on grass verges particularly those outside the tidy towns boundary that are not subject to litter picks.

Items are getting more unusual with each passing year and the tidy towns committee is appealing to whoever is regularly disposing of vodka bottles at Whitehouse Cross to please desist from this practice which doesn’t make any sense given that they can be recycled at absolutely no cost at the well maintained bottle bank in the village.

Hubcaps were also an unusual feature this year with a number to be found along the two main

approach roads but the Junior Tidy Towns Committee are trying to figure out if these are actually waste or a resource and have put their thinking caps on to come up with innovative ideas for their possible re-use. Watch this space!

Dromiskin maintained its gold medal status in the Louth Litter League last year with a 94 per cent rating and is striving to maintain this in this years’ competition. The community has really come together in the last number of years and the results can be seen on the ground. If any local resident would like to join or volunteer a few hours on work sessions they would be very welcome.

Well done to the volunteers of all ages who have made such a difference to the village.