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
Over 80% of people in West claim they increased time spent outdoors since COVID-19 hit
Galway Bay fm newsroom – 81% of people in West claim they have increased the time they spend in natural spaces since COVID-19 hit.
The CSO data found that, nationwide, 78% of people say they spend more time outdoors now than in March 2020.
More than half of people surveyed in the West said they discovered a new natural space in that time.
While just 14% said they looked at getting access to a private or shared outdoor space.
Average house in Galway city takes four weeks to sell
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The average house in Galway city takes just four weeks to sell, with prices rising by 3.1 percent between July and September.
In the city, the average house price is now €330,000, while in the county it has risen by 2.4 percent to €210,000.
Nationwide, there is disparity in the rate of inflation, with MyHome.ie registering a fall in asking prices of 1.3% in the third quarter of the year.
Drink and drug driving offences in Galway increased on last year
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Drink and drug driving offences in Galway have increased by almost 30 percent compared to this time last year.
The CSO has released the Crime Offences figures, which are still under Reservation.
It comes at the start of Irish Road Safety week (Monday 3 October to Sunday 10 October).
So far in 2022, 156 drivers have been discovered over the legal alcohol limit.
While 31 drivers have been caught under the influence of drugs in the county, according to CSO figures of the Galway Garda Division.
It’s a combined total of 187 incidents so far this year in Galway – an increase of 28 percent on the 146 reported incidents last year