Dublin’s Recycling Champion has been awarded in Dublin 4!
Maurice Foyle from Sandymount has been named as the winner of Greyhound Household’s Dublin Recycling Champion competition!
Over the course of six weeks, Maurice diverted 156kg of waste to his green and brown bins from his black bin to win the accolade, which saw him awarded a €1,000 prize.The Leahy’s Terrace resident has displayed not only his zeal for recycling, but also his kind nature, as he has donated his winnings to a number of local good causes! His donation will be going to help the Iris Charles Centre, Bath Avenue and District Residents Association, and Star of the Sea Church, which is moving to an automated bell-ringing system following the retirement of its dedicated campanologist of 45 years, Fergus Murray.
Maurice’s win is a major coup for Dublin’s Southside, as homes on the Northside have consistently been shown to recycle more waste, according to Greyhound Household’s General Manager John Brosnan. He underlined the need for spreading the word about recycling at home this time: “With new pay-by-weight legislation due to be implemented next year, it is important that households review their recycling habits. Although waste segregation in the city has risen greatly over the past three years, there is still room for improvement. The new legislation will encourage recycling, and in many cases help people save on waste collection bills.”
By Aimée Mac Leod