Letterkenny will be included in this year’s litter league by the Irish Business Against Litter after being excluded last year.
Buncrana, which was clean to European norms in 2012, has been omitted from the league which was launched today (Monday).
Forty-two towns and cities across the country will be monitored for cleanliness levels in this, the twelfth year of the programme.
“Funding constraints dictate that we can’t monitor all areas, so we rotate the towns from time to time, “ Dr Tom Cavanagh of IBAL said. “Typically we omit those towns which are in least need of examination and Buncrana falls into this category. It was among the cleanest towns in Ireland last year, in eighth position.
“Letterkenny had slipped badly the last time it was surveyed, and we look forward to it reclaiming the litter-free status it held previously,” he said. Letterkenny was deemed ‘littered’ in 2011, in 49th place of 53 towns monitored.
There will be an emphasis this year on colleges, shopping centres, hotels, sports and recycling facilities