South Tipperary County Council is pleased to announce the opening of its newest recycling facility at Carrigeen, Clonmel. The new recycling centre replaces Legaun Recycling Centre which closed its doors permanently on November 26. Open for business since Tuesday, November 29, the new recycling centre provides the people of Clonmel and the wider community in South Tipperary with a state of the art facility right on their doorstep.
Construction commenced on the site in September 2010 under the management of Wills Bros Ltd, Limerick.
“The site is a modern, customer-friendly facility with a split level design to make it easier for customers to deposit materials for reuse, recycling, composting or disposal”, said Sean Carey, Senior Executive Engineer, South Tipperary County Council.
The new recycling centre aims to divert at least 80% of waste delivered to the site away from landfill with over 25 different materials accepted for reuse, recycling and composting.
The new centre will accept a wider range of materials than Legaun and will also be open to the public for school visits or community workshops. Clonmel Recycling Centre is located off the inner relief road at the Carrigeen Roundabout (the same exit as Chadwicks) and is beside the Councils new machinery facility.
The centre will be officially opened by Cathaoirleach of South Tipperary County Council, Cllr Michael Fitzgerald on Friday, December 16.