Litter problems in some Irish Towns

The IBAL 2009 results were published this week – IBAL is the Irish Business Against Litter. Certain towns are checked for litter during the year by An Taisce on behalf of IBAL . All towns in Ireland of over 6,000 inhabitants are now covered by the Anti Litter League . Sixty towns in all were surveyed – the best town (cleanest) was Wexford

Top Ten Cleanest Towns 2009

1 Wexford
2 Ennis
3 Youghal
4 Carlow
5 Dun Laoghaire
6 Swords
7 Balbriggan
8 Longford
9 Roscommon
10 Killarney
Two towns came out as the worst  in the survey this year – they were  Mallow and Athlone – both were classed as Litter Blackspots.

Arklow was the the third worst – classed as Seriously Littered .
Other towns that did badly (classed as littered)

45 Buncrana
46 Dublin City
47 Cork City
48 Limerick City
49 Nenagh
50 Naas
51 Kilkenny
52 Waterford City
53 Portlaoise
54 Trim
55 Wicklow
56 Gorey
57 Tallaght