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Big beach clean-up organised across Galway City for Saturday 18th September

Big beach clean-up organised across Galway City for Saturday 18th September


As part of ‘World Cleanup Day 2021’ and Clean Coasts’ ‘Big Beach Clean’,  on Saturday 18th September, Galway City Council is encouraging residents associations, community groups, business groups and youth groups to clean up litter at beaches in their local areas to help keep Galway City tidy.

To enable participating groups or individuals to dispose of litter collected in their areas, skips will be located at the following sites from 10.00am to 4.00pm on the day:

1. Ballyloughane Beach
2. Claddagh Hall         
3. Hunters Park (Lough Rusheen Park, Barna Road)

Tiarnan McCusker, Environmental Awareness Officer with Galway City Council said:

“Following on from the success of our ‘Love Your Beach Week’ initiative in July, we are once again teaming up with Clean Coasts for their Big Beach Clean 2021.

Most people in Galway City live within about 5km of a beach that they cherish. So why not get your gloves on and take this great opportunity alongside other members of the community to help to clean it up and give something back?”

Those who are interested should register with An Taisce’s Big Beach Clean at  or alternatively by  emailing 

Galway City Council staff will be on duty at each skip location to help out and to offer advice on what can go into each bin.

This initiative is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Anti-Dumping Initiative 2021.


* Items which will not be accepted on the day include:

·        Bulky goods, e.g., couches, mattresses, old furniture

·        Hazardous materials e.g., batteries, paint, pesticides

·        WEEE items, e.g., fridge, calculator, TVs

·        Bags of household waste

·        Toys/trampolines etc.

·        Ceramic Items

·        Textiles

·        Green Waste, eg tree/shrub cuttings, grass