Green Christmas


Here is some information to help you celebrate a Green Christmas this festive season.

Recycling Real Christmas Trees

Longford County Council will be collecting real Christmas trees free of charge at Westlink Civic Amenity site Longford town and Mulleadys Civic Amenity site Drumlish from Friday 6 January to Tuesday 24 January.

Opening hours are as follows:

Westlink Longford Wednesday 9am to 5pm, closed for lunch 1 to 2 and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Mulleadys Drumlish Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Bottle Banks

Spread your recycling over the festive period to relieve pressure on recycling facilities. If bottle banks are full avoid a fine and go to another site or take them home for another day. Please do not leave your bags or boxes of cans or bottles on the ground. The bring bank network in Longford is due to be serviced between 23 December and 31 December so use the banks if possible after these dates to ensure there is the capacity for your bottles and cans.

Recycling Your Waste at a civic amenity site over the Christmas period

You can recycle your waste at Westlink Civic Amenity Site or Mulleadys Civic Amenity site over the Christmas period. Check out their website, for a list of opening hours. 

Preventing Food Waste

Catherine Fulvio's

7 secrets to preventing

food waste 

at Christmas:


Useful STOPfoodwaste links:

Survive the grocery shop this Christmas

Get the most from your fridge


Perfect Portions Christmas Recipe Booklet


For more information on food waste and helpful hints and tips visit our food waste section or