Litter Control & Tidiness

Litter Control 



Tidy Towns 2012 Result: 24/50


Tidy Towns 2013 Result: 25/50


TidyTowns 2013 comments: The frequency of your litter patrols was noted. Also, the litter picking by the secondary school students is commended. About An Taisce’s Nationa Spring Clean, perhaps you would include in your entry form the number of bags of rubbish that were collected. That would allow you to track whether the litter problem was increasing/decreasing. This year’s Spring Clean must have yielded a record number of bags considering the state of the Clondalkin Leisure Centre and its environs. It is noted that you have started discussions with
secondary schools to have them “adopt a patch” and hope that your discussions are fruitful. Your involvement in
the anti-gum litter awareness campaign and the dog litter awareness campaign was noted. At Riversdale/St
Killians the litter bin at the pedestrian crossing was overflowing with litter around the base.



Summary of projects undertaken for this year 2012 / 2013


We have regular communication with estates and we actively encourage and support the setting up of new residents groups & associations in the area who are now taking care of their estate entrance and surrounding areas.


• Sruleen Area
• Woodford Area
• Riversdale
• St. Killians
• Moyle Crescent
• St. Johns Road
• St. Johns Wood
• Monastery Heath


Our group carries out the following clean up days during the year

• 3 litter picks per week during May – Oct 12
• 2 litter picks per week during Oct 12 – March 13
• 4 litter picks per week during April – May 13


Between 15-20 people per litter pick.


• School talks


• Weekly tidy towns clean up by secondary school students from Colaiste Bride, Moyle Park and Colaiste Chilliain. Equipment supplied by Clondalkin Tidy Towns.


• Discussions have begun with secondary schools to 'adopt a patch' for the coming school year with Clondalkin Tidy Towns supporting them by providing new equipment.


• Letters to business seeking their support and asking for outside of premises be kept clean & tidy.


• We took part in the launch of the Anti-Gum Litter awareness campaign in 2012


• We were involved in the launch of a Dog Litter awareness campaign with SDCC.


• We carried out an audit of Bring Banks in Clondalkin village area and this included drafting a report on the location, the type of bring banks at each location and their current condition. We intend sending this report to SDCC to seek assistance on several fronts to combat illegal dumping and anti-social behavior at the bank locations.


• We requested the installation of new bins and removal of old bins from locations throughout Clondalkin.


• We coordinate our litter picking with SDCC in order that bags are collected promptly from designated locations.





Tidy Towns 2012 Result: 16/30


Tidy Towns 2013 Result: 17/30


TidyTowns 2013 comments: Well done on the graffiti master class and removal. The poster ban is excellent but there are still cable ties on telegraph poles, etc. The removal of illegal advertising is commended. In the Litter Control category you gave details of an audit of Bring Banks. Would you please give their location in next year’s entry form to assist next year’s adjudicator in locating them. The Bring Bank at Dunnes Stores was clean and tidy. Your weed control programme is effective. Few were evident on adjudication day. As mentioned elsewhere in this report there is a serious graffiti problem at Clondalkin Leisure Centre and on utility boxes. As with litter, the war on graffiti may not be won but the battle must continue relentlessly.



Summary of projects undertaken for this year


• Graffiti Master Class


• Graffiti removal


• Introduction of a voluntary Village Poster Ban


• Removal of illegal advertising


• Street signage audit


• Painting of street furniture and signage


• Spraying of weeds – We have treated the weeds in the following areas throughout the last year;

- Ninth Lock Road
- Watery Lane
- Orchard Road
- Clondalkin Leisure Centre
- Old Nangor Road
- Monastery Road
- New Road
- Convent Road
- Boot Road
- Village area including car parks