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Litter free

Illegal dumping in the landscape is cause for serious concern and a growing problem for many communities. That is why litter picking is an important part of the PURE Mile project. On this page we will keep you posted about our efforts to keep our roads litter free. 

Historic Tayto crisp bag found

July 30, 2018

This historic crisp bag was found during work preformed on the Old Bridge part of our PURE Mile. It is an old bag of Tayto Pub Crisps. They were sold in the old days in pubs. This particular bag used to cost 10 pence (those were the days!) and is cheese onion flavour. Tayto is credited with inventing the first ever Cheese & Onion flavoured crisps. We think this bag dates back around 40 years and was probably thrown in the ditch around that same time where it survived all this time. A rare find. 

P.S. Later we found out how rare this find actually was when we contacted Tayto. Click here to read all about it. 

Teach them young...

July 24, 2018

One of our youngest litter pickers in action. This little girl calls herself ‘Rosebud’ and moved to Baltynanima with her parents last year. She loves the litter picker and takes it out as often as she can to keep our PURE Mile clean.


Well done Rosebud!

Keeping up the good work

July 15, 2018

The residents of the Baltynanima PURE Mile keep on picking litter when they walk their dogs or just go for a stroll. By picking up bits and pieces every day we keep our roads clean. 

Dumping on the Pure Mile

May 29, 2018

There was a fair amount of rubbish dumped on the Baltynanima/Old Bridge Pure Mile this week. Anyone recognise this distinctive lawnmower which was dumped with some bags of rubbish near Oldbridge recently. It may be linked to the Garda Alert on May 23rd regarding a white van with LK registration plates acting suspiciously in the Lough Dan area. Please report any information in complete confidence to the PURE litter line on LO-CALL 1850 365 121 or regarding the van to Roundwood Gardaí 01 2818142. Thank you

Spring Clean

April 14, 2018

On Saturday morning, April 14th some hardy PURE milers braved the fog to complete a litter pick along the 3 miles of the Baltynanima PURE Mile. Just as well Ian Davis, Project manager of the PURE Project had presented us all with PURE Mile Hi Vis jackets which we wore with pride. Over 10 bags were collected in total which was a lot considering the regular clean ups that have taken place over the past year. Waste was segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable where possible. Some interesting items were collected including a few old milk bottles which will now grace some PURE Mile homesteads as flower vases! Due to swimming lessons and other such commitments some residents carried out their litter pick earlier in the week. The pickers got lots of encouragement and praise from cyclists and walkers along the road so the hard work did not go unnoticed. Well done to everyone who came out to do their bit whatever the day. A special word of thanks to Mick, PURE Mile truck driver, for heading up our way (twice!) on Monday morning to collect the rubbish bags.

Our next PURE Mile meeting will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7:30pm on Monday April 30th. All welcome

Two bags of litter

March 25, 2018

Yesterday Pure Milers Remco and Cathelijne went for a litter pick om Ballilam Lane. There hadn't been a litter pick in a while because of the snow and their was a lot of waste to be found along the road. They collected two bags of litter just from this road. 

Littering underneath the sign 'No Littering Please' 

February 25, 2018

One of our Pure Milers came across this horrible sight. In front of the sign 'No Littering Please' someone had dumped a dozen of empty beer bottles. Maybe this person could not read or was so drunk after drinking all those bottles of beer that they didn't understand the sign. 

We cleared the bottles and brought them to the glass recycling container in the village, only 1,5 kilometres away. The glass container is free to use and we would like to encourage everybody to bring their own bottles there.  

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