Trim has been named as the cleanest town in Ireland, pipping Swords and Killarney in the 2011 survey of litter levels in 53 towns and cities by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). The three were among 38 towns to be classed as ‘Clean to European Norms’.
This is the first time that Trim, which has been litter free since 2005, has won the IBAL Litter League. It is one of nine towns to collect a Sustained Excellence award for being litter free for five years in a row, the others being Killarney, Cavan, Youghal, Fermoy, Castlebar, Ballina, Monaghan and Dundalk.
To mark its success, Trim will receive a number of trees for planting locally. These are provided by the Irish Tree Centre, an IBAL member based in County Cork.
Pictured (l to r): Anthony Conlon, Trim Town Foreman; Cllr James O’Shea, Cathaoirleach, Trim Town Council; Brian Heffernan, Trim Tidy Towns and Chamber of Commerce; Tom Cavanagh, Chairman of IBAL; Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan TD; Ray Butler TD (Trim); Brian Murphy, Trim Town Clerk; and Des Foley, Trim Town Manager.