Limerick City and County Council wishes to clarify the future position of the Park Road Bottle Bank and Mini Recycling Centre.
Concerns have been raised about public safety in the area due to the volume of traffic in the general vicinity.
Limerick City and County Council assessed the options available and concluded there is insufficient room to implement a traffic management plan to address these concerns.
In the interests of safety, regretfully, it has been decided to close the mini-recycling centre from Monday 17 June 2019.
It is important to note that the bottle bank facility will remain in place for use by members of the public.
From Monday 17 June, members of the public will no longer be able to leave paper/cardboard, small electrical/white goods or batteries at the Park Road site.
At present, anyone who has a regular bin collection ‘Wheelie bin’ service can recycle their paper/cardboard in the recycle bin provided by their service operator, which is collected at their front door.
Batteries can be left for free at any shop that sells batteries, while small electrical/white goods can be exchanged at the point of sale when buying new items.
Alternatively, members of the public can use the Mungret Civic Amenity Centre.
The public will continue to be able to deposit their glass, cans and textiles in Park Road, while it is planned to improve the physical area around the Bottle Bank in the coming months.