Navan has moved up the ranks to 14th in the latest litter survey from IBAL

'Marked improvement' for Navan in litter survey

The summer survey of litter levels by Irish Business Against Litter has seen Navan climb 20 places to 14th spot in the ranking of 40 towns and cities and deemed “Cleaner than European Norms”. 

The An Taisce report for Navan noted that there had been a "marked improvement in Navan" from the last survey where the Meath town finished 34th and was found to be moderately littered.

"This time around there were eight top ranking sites with no seriously littered sites. One site particularly deserves a special mention - St Patrick’s Terrace (Grade B). While it still has some way to go to get the top litter grade it wasn’t subjected to the level of dumping of furniture etc. as was the case in the past.

"Top ranking sites included St Patrick’s Classical School, Navan Shopping Centre, Emmet Terrace and Páirc Tailteann – these sites didn’t just score well with regard to litter but were also well presented and maintained.”

Fermoy in Cork was ranked in top place in the latest survey, followed by Nenagh and Ennis.

An Taisce assessed litter levels over the summer months on behalf of IBAL and found that 77 per cent of towns and cities were found to be clean. None were deemed a litter blackspot, but five were ‘littered’ or ‘seriously littered’ and scored worse than last