Planning permission was granted in 2006 for the construction of a new civic amenity site/recycling centre at Carrigeen, Clonmel and a certificate of registration was granted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2008.
Following a successful application for funding from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, construction is due to commence in mid-September 2010.
The need for a recycling centre in Clonmel was identified in the Joint Waste Management Plan for the South East Region in 2006. The recycling centre will serve the Clonmel town and environs catchment area of 20,000 people.
This new recycling centre will be very similar to the South Tipperary County Council's award winning recycling centre at Waller's Lot, Cashel. The site will service the public by accepting a wide range of recyclable materials - and, when open in spring 2011, will replace the existing civic amenity site at Legaun, Clonmel.
It will be located adjacent to the Council's existing machinery yard at the rear of the Carrigeen Business Park and will be accessed from the Carrigeen roundabout on the N24 Clonmel Inner Relief Road (Frank Drohan Road).
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