December 2002 News items
EXTENSION OF IEI CPD ACCREDITATION
Following the visit to TES by the IEI CPD Accreditation Panel on the 18th of November 2002 and subsequent approval at the IEI CPD Standing Committee meeting of the 25th of November 2002, TES were granted an extension of our IEI CPD Accreditation for a further two years. Thanks to all concerned in helping achieve our accreditation.
LOCAL AUTHORITY LITTER INFORMATION UPDATE #6
The latest information update of the Litter Monitoring Body is currently available on the Information Update page of the Litter Monitoring Section. The Litter Monitoring Database has also been updated. For a quick link click here.
The Macroom Civic Amenity Site was officially opened by the Mayor of the County of Cork Councillor Paula Desmond on the 25th of November 2002. The opening mark the conclusion of a very successful project between Cork County Council, TES and Tobin Engineering. TES designed the facility and helped secure an EPA waste license which was granted in November 2001. Construction began in December 2001 and was supervised by Tobin Engineering, specifically the Limerick Office. The project was completed in November 2002 and the total cost of the porject was €2.3 million. The brochure for the official opening of the facility can be downlaoded in PDF format by clicking here.
The November issue of the IEI Journal features an article on the charging of waste collection by weight. The article 'Charging by Weight - Waste Tariffs Based on Waste Volume' was written by our former TES collegue Arjen Brinkmann and his Grontmij collegues Esselien Walgaard and Stefanie Verboon. The article looks into the experiences in the Netherlands with the system of charging households for waste collection by the weight of waste that they produce, a practice which may be intoduced in Ireland in the near future. The article can be downlaoded in PDF format by clicking here.
TES would like to welcome two more additions to the team. Emma Delaney, who is currently finishing a Master Degree in Sustainable Development in the D.I.T. Bolton Street, and Deirdre MacCormac who will be helping out in reception and administration. We hope Emma and Deirdre will enjoy their time at TES.