October is National Re-use Month

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Repair – Re-make – Re-imagine

The principle behind this initiative is to promote reuse and reduce waste, which will in turn help to decrease the amount of material going to waste as well as conserving precious resources and creating employment. The aim is to instil behavioural and attitudinal changes through the promotion of pass it on, repair, refurbish, repurpose, maintain and lend, all of which are ways that can give a new lease of life to the items we own.  Reusing will cut down on our waste and consumption which is good for the planet and our pockets. 

Reuse month will be a time for us to celebrate the fantastic work being carried out by organisations and groups all over the country who have already adopted and promote reuse.

 Repair Directory for County Leitrim

Do you provide repair/alteration services?

Leitrim County Council is compiling a Repair directory for circulation on our website and it will be available in all public offices and libraries around the County.  All individuals/companies that carry out repair works (eg. Washing machine repairs, TV repairs, computer repairs, clothes alterations, shoe repairs etc).

If you wish your contact details to be published in this directory, please contact Carmel Coll at 071 9650400  Ext. 802 or email:  ccoll@leitrimcoco.ie.


After –Schools Competition – create fun innovate fashion accessories/study accessories (pencil pots etc.)  from discarded items. Prizes awarded for first, second and third place.

Details have been circulated to your After-School.

Closing Date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 19th October.

Primary Schools Competition – competition open for the following categories –

Category 1 – 1st and 2nd Class

Category 2 – 3rd and 4th Class

Category 3 – 5th and 6th Class

Children are invited to work within their families to take something no longer in use around the house and transform it into something functional or decorative – you can be as creative as you like.

Full details available from your class teacher - Closing Date for submission of entries is Wednesday 19th October.

Enquiries regarding Re-use month can be made to Carmel Coll, Environmental Awareness Section, Leitrim County Council – Telephone 071 9650400  Ext 802    Email:  ccoll@leitrimcoco.ie      



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