Top ac­co­lade for re­cy­cling cen­tre in Bray

Bray People - - Kilmacanoguediary - Paula BURNS

BRAY AND Wick­low County Coun­cil were proud win­ners last Thurs­day night at the an­nual Repak Re­cy­cling Awards for the Bray Re­cy­cling Cen­tre.

The Coun­cil took the Civic Amenity Cen­tre of the Year Award for the large range of items re­cy­cled and the in­tro­duc­tion of the in­no­va­tive Five Loaves char­ity shop.

The award was pre­sented by the Min­is­ter for the En­vi­ron­ment, Her­itage and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Mr John Gorm­ley TD, to Mr. Ed­die Sheehy, Wick­low County Man­ager.

On ac­cept­ing the award Mr. Sheehy said: ‘This is a fan­tas­tic win for the Bray Civic Amenity Cen­tre. It is a trib­ute not only to the hard work of Coun­cil staff but also to the peo­ple of Bray who have made this Cen­tre a huge suc­cess and helped in a big way to win this very sig­nif­i­cant Award.’

The Coun­cil were ac­knowl­edged for tak­ing the unique ini­tia- tive to in­stall a char­ity shop on site to take in any house­hold prod­ucts which can be resold on to other peo­ple who may have use for them.

The funds raised by the Five Loaves char­ity shop are put back into lo­cal so­cial needs pro­grammes, such as ser­vices for the home­less etc.

The Civic Amenity Cen­tre was praised for col­lect­ing all waste en­tirely in­doors within a 20,000 square feet of in­dus­trial space which sees 3,000 ve­hi­cles ar­rive through its doors ev­ery week and its pop­u­lar­ity is mainly due to the large range of re­cy­clable goods that can be ac­cepted at the site.

The Bray Re­cy­cling Cen­tre is amongst the top re­cy­cling ser­vices through­out the coun­try with 28 per cent of all the re­cy­clables in County Wick­low cur­rently pro­cessed at the Beech­wood Close fa­cil­ity.

The Bray Re­cy­cling Cen­tre.

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