Wicklow Recycling Centres Can’t Recycle Soft Plastics

Wicklow Recycling Centres can’t recycle soft plastics - Independent.ie

> Wicklow

| 16.9°C Dublin



Wicklow Recycling Centres can’t recycle soft plastics

Arklow Recycling centre Arklow Recycling centre> Expand


Arklow Recycling centre

Arklow Recycling centre


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
Arklow Recycling centre


Mary Fogarty

  • i aria-label="Facebook"">>Facebook
  • i aria-label="Twitter"">>Twitter
  • i aria-label="Email"">>Email

Recycling centres in County Wicklow currently can’t accept soft plastics, despite a recent State announcement that soft plastics can be placed in household recycling bins.

Waste recycled in the Council operated recycling centres is baled onsite into high quality materials that are shipped directly for recycling or reuse, the council said in a statement.

“The Council does not currently collect materials for energy recovery/incineration,” they said.

“Wicklow County Council is reviewing the logistics of accepting this material into its recycling centres and is committed to finding the most environmentally sustainable route for all materials accepted.”

The council said that there is no timeline yet available on the subject.

Minister Simon Harris said that he has written to his colleague, Minister for Climate Action Ossian Smyth, to make an enquiry as to what additional resources can be put in place to speed up the roll out of soft plastics recycling in County Wicklow.

“It is vital that the people of County Wicklow have access to the recycling of soft plastics,” said Minister Harris.

Minister Smyth announced last week that soft plastic, including wrappers and plastic bags, can be disposed of along with “rigid” plastic,

This, he said, is due to advancements in technology at Irish recycling facilities.

Most Watched

> > Play > Police bodycam shows Gabby Petito encounter before her disappearance

> > Play > Man gets punched for playing Wolf Tones during loyalist parade in Belfast
> > Play > Protesters gather outside Tanaiste Leo Varadkar's home
> > Play > Father and son cyclists closely overtaken by a Dublin Bus
> > Play > 'Underweight and soaked' Kitten found at water treatment plant in Dublin

Latest Wicklow

  • >Retro Chart 1981: Just dandy...Adam’s Ants climb to top for second time
  • >Jury views CCTV of Bray boxing club at moment Bobby Messett was shot dead
  • >Improved Wicklow Minors prepare for tough Derry challenge  
  • >Brittas Bay's Enda O’Connor dominates at Formula Sheane Championship
  • >Baltinglass trio key to Meath ladies success story

Most Read

  1. >Avoca Mill expected to re-open in 2022
  2. >Damien Conroy appointed President of Wicklow Bar Association
  3. >A Blessington home with an asking price of €4.85 million to feature on television programme
  4. >More surveys under way for Arklow to Shillelagh Greenway
  5. >Coollattin House in Shillelagh is sold


  • >Gabby Petito: Boyfriend Brian Laundrie sought by police in Florida nature preserve
  • >First glimpse of Adam King’s animated series has been released
  • >‘It’s not comfortable’ being a pantomime villain, admits Bryson DeChambeau
  • >Sales assistant sacked after shop-lifting incident ‘should be paid €6,000 compensation’
  • >Man accused of falsely imprisoning and raping a teen girl denied he ‘held her captive’