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As part of a pilot scheme, four new smart bins have also been installed along Cobh Promenade.
Supported by the 2022 Anti-Dumping Initiative, the solar-powered bins can hold a whopping eight times more rubbish than traditional street bins and are equipped with sensors to let the Council know when they are full.
The new bins are part of a Cork County Council drive asking people to “be sound” and leave no trace when enjoying the outdoors this summer. Cork County Council has launched an anti-litter campaign to encourage people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly and help keep Cork County clean.
It’s the second year of the campaign which sees signs featuring unique ‘Corkisms’ erected at outdoor amenities including beaches, coastlines, parks, playgrounds and shared recreational areas. The fun and friendly signs remind visitors to be proud, be sound and behave by keeping Cork clean.
“We are very fortunate that Cork County is home to some of the most scenic countryside and idyllic coastline in the country,” said Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey.
“Council staff will be working hard throughout the summer to maintain our wonderful outdoor amenities, but we are asking all those who will visit this Summer to enjoy these spaces respectfully, to dispose of litter correctly or take it home if necessary. We must each play our part in keeping our county clean for everyone to enjoy.”