Top accolade for recycling centre in Bray
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.