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COUNTY WASTE COLLECTION RATES DROP

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The amount of household waste collected in the county has dropped according to the environmental protection agency.

A new report published today show that over 58 thousand tonnes of waste was collected in 20-11, that’s down almost 5 thousand tonnes on the previous year.

However the city figures reveal a slight increase in household waste collection.

23 thousand 280 tonnes was collected in 20-11, that’s up almost 500 tonnes on the figure for 20-10.

The figures include black, brown and green bin collection, as well as bring banks and segregated glass collections.

Nationally, the amount of waste being generated by households has fallen by 17 percent in the last 6 years, which the EPA say is largely as a result of the recession and a decline in personal consumption.

Speaking to Galway bay fm news, Inspector at the E.P.A Fiona McCoole says Ireland has come a long way in terms of dealing with waste

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Public meeting in Ballinasloe to discuss concerns about waste facility

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A public meeting about a controversial licence for a waste facility in Ballinasloe will take place next week. (26/8)

It’s being organised by the ‘Ballinsloe Says No’ campaign group to discuss environmental and health concerns in relation to the planned waste facility.

Last year, the High Court overturned a decision by the county council granting the waste permit, however a new application for a licence has now been submitted.

The meeting will take place in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe next Monday evening at 7 o’ clock.

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Over €50 thousand worth of Cannabis seized in Gort

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 50 thousand euro worth of cannabis plants have been seized in Gort.

The drugs were found when Gardaí searched a house in the area earlier today.

No further details are available, but no arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.

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Traffic delays expected in Oranmore following major watermain burst

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being advised to expect traffic delays in Oranmore this evening following a major watermain burst in the village.

Crews are currently working at the site of the burst at the Maldron Hotel and it’s expected the works will take a number of hours to complete.

Residents in the immediate area are being advised they may be without water until late tonight.

Traffic management measures are currently in place.

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