6th December 2007
Recently Termonfeckin Village finally got its own new Recycling Centre. Councillor Oliver Tully, who has been campaigning for this facility for some time, congratulated Louth County Council and the proprietor of the Centra Shop in Termonfeckin, Mr Ray Madden, for making the provision of this facility a reality for the people of Termonfeckin and its environs. The Recycling Centre is located in a prominent well lit area at Mr Maddens Centra shop and has proven very popular with the residents since its opening.
Bring Banks or Recycling Centres as they are known locally have now become part of our way of life. Recycling our beverage cans, pep coke bottles and glass bottles is second nature to most of us and we are to be highly commended for doing our piece for the environment. We usually find these bring centres situated in accessible places, such as car parks, which are normally owned by a local authority.
At present the closest recycling Bring Bank to Termonfeckin is either Clogherhead or Drogheda. Having the recycling facility located so centrally in Termonfeckin will cut down on the local resident’s journey time when using this new centre for recycling. In so doing they will save on fuel, wear and tear on cars and the infrastructure. Councillor Tully stated that the true benefit is to be derived for the environment in having this type of Recycling Bring Centre located in our towns and villages and close to where the majority of people live.
Cllr Tully, who is a member of the Environment Committee on Louth County Council, has stated that the Christmas season is the time of year that has proven to be the most popular with the public for recycling and has requested that if they find these bring centres full to come back another day with their recyclables when the Bring Banks have been emptied.