Longford town and Roscommon have both been described as moderately littered in the latest anti-litter league survey results.
Longford has dropped one place to 25th from the last Irish Business Against Litter survey results in October of 2020 - but Roscommon has dropped from 7th place last year to 20th.
Litter levels rose in 24 of the 37 towns and cities inspected by An Taisce at the end of 2020, resulting in only 17 being judged to be clean – a fall of over 25% on last summer and in sharp contrast to just 3 years ago, when 80% were clean
Two areas in Roscommon have been earmarked as having litter issues in the IBAL report –
The Recycle Facility was described as “particularly poor this time around with inspectors also concerned about the laneway off Main Street which the reports found had ‘long-lie’ litter (which) indicated a lack of thorough cleaning for quite some time.
In Longford top-ranking sites included the residential area of The Laurels, St. Mel’s Park / Sports Ground and St. Mel’s Cathedral.
However, the N63 Longford Approach was brought down by a combination of heavy levels of litter along the road, combined with two isolated areas which had significant litter problems and the ‘Bring Centre’ / Recycle Bank at Library was also a very poor site.”
Athlone’s status also dropped, from third last year, to 17th in the latest survey.
Kilkenny is the cleanest city in the country.
It gets the gold star in the latest Irish Business Against Litter survey, followed by Killarney in second and Ennis and Tullamore.
But Ballymun in Dublin is the worst litter blackspot, with the North Inner City also seriously littered.