‘Or­gan­ised mayhem’ in Avoca as post-Christ­mas re­cy­cling peaks

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

JAN­UARY is al­ways the busiest time of the year for re­cy­cling cen­tres through­out County Wick­low.

The sit­u­a­tion at Avoca Re­cy­cling Cen­tre is no dif­fer­ent and man­ager Myles Doyle es­ti­mates that, dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son, de­posits are up by 30 to 35 per cent on the rest of the year as house­hold­ers clean out their homes be­fore Christ­mas and then drop off ex­cess pack­ag­ing and wrap­ping af­ter­wards.

‘It has been or­gan­ised mayhem here since we re­turned to work on De­cem­ber 30. It has been non-stop as peo­ple have been drop­ping off their re­cy­clables and try­ing to get their homes cleaned out. There is all the usual card­board, wrap­ping pa­per, drink cans and bot­tles and ev­ery­thing you ex­pect dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son,’ he said.

Ac­cord­ing to Myles, peo­ple have also been mak­ing good use of the char­ity cloth­ing bank which sup­ports Wick­low Hospice, Avoca Se­nior Cit­i­zens and Rath­drum Can­cer Sup­port.

‘We get a lot of cloth­ing be­fore Christ­mas but even now, peo­ple are still clear­ing out. We are very ap­pre­cia­tive of the sup­port for this as it helps some wor­thy lo­cal causes,’ Myles said.

He re­marked that per­haps the best in­di­ca­tor of the im­prov­ing econ­omy is the amount of white goods that are be­ing re­cy­cled along with the boxes that the items are de­liv­ered in,

‘This is pos­si­bly the best barom­e­ter of the econ­omy and peo­ple are in­vest­ing in such items once again, which is pos­i­tive.’

Myles Doyle and Andrew Kin­sella mak­ing their way through tonnes of re­cy­cling in Avoca.

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