Newbridge was placed joint 27th out of 40 towns/cities in the latest Irish Businesses Against Litter (IBAL) league and was labelled “Clean to European Norms”.
Newbridge Tidy Town’s Association noted the two recycle facilities at Tesco and Newbridge Shopping Centre brought down its overall ranking.
“It is not the first time that the Kildare County Council recycle facility has got a very poor grade in the IBAL survey. The remainder of the sites surveyed in Newbridge scored well – the residential area of Great Southern was particularly well presented and maintained and is clearly very well respected by the residents. Both approach roads got the top litter grade and Newbridge Train Station was in very good order,” it said.
IBAL’s Conor Horgan said: “Across the country, recycling facilities (invariably the responsibility of the county council) and disused or abandoned sites were the sites most prone to litter, with two thirds found to be littered or worse, followed by promenades and river walks.”