Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are new structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. 


How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register my group?

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

Register your group now Click Here
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MyWaste.ie is a new government website that gives practical advice and information on waste and recycling in the household.

A very useful function on MyWaste.ie is the a-z of waste materials that you can search and find out what to do with different wastes – this is the direct link to a-z search section section: https://www.mywaste.ie/page-what-to-do-with/

Please find below answers to some of the most common queries we get about waste and recycling coming up to Christmas.

​Can I recycle wrapping paper?

There are mixed and confusing messages on social media about whether wrapping paper can be recycled.

Yes wrapping paper can be be recycled.  Wrapping paper doesn’t have to be plain brown paper.  The wrapping paper can be coloured and patterned.  Please remove the cellotape as much as you can before putting it into the recycling bin.

The type of wrapping paper that cannot be put in the recycling bin is foil type wrapping paper.  The following is a good rule of thumb to help tell the difference  – recyclable wrapping paper can be easily ripped or torn; you cannot rip or tear the foil type wrapping paper, it can only be cut using a scissors

Plastic tubs for sweets, like Heroes, Celebrations, Roses tubs?

These tubs are made from rigid plastic and these can be recycled in your green bin.

What about the recycling symbols on the packaging?

​Please ignore these symbols.  The symbols on plastic packaging indicate the type of plastic used in the packaging.  Unfortunately not all plastics can be recycled in the domestic recycling bin.  Plastics that can be recycled are the rigid plastics such as yoghurt pots, shampoo bottles, soft drink bottles and plastic food trays.  Please clean and air dry them before putting the containers into the recycling bin.

What can go into the recycling bin?

There is one national recycling list that helps reduce confusion about what can and cannot go into the recycling bin.  All waste contractors have agreed this list with the Department and with Repak.  If you are using a recycling bin in Dublin, Kerry or Galway the list of recyclables is the same regardless of who your waste contractor is.  Check out https://recyclinglistireland.ie/
to get more detail on the list.

The materials on the national recycling are paper and cardboard, tins and cans and rigid plastics.  The main message for householders is to present these materials in the recycling bin clean, dry and loose.

Real Christmas Trees?

  1. Accepted at Kerry County Councils five Civic Amenity Sites for €3.
  2. Killarney Municipal has a drop off location in New Street Carpark from Friday Jan 4th to Friday Jan 18th that is free of charge
  3. In Tralee Dillon Recycling and Higgins Recycling accept Christmas Trees.

Householders are asked to please remove all baubles, tinsel and Christmas lights from the trees before disposal.

What are the opening times for Kerry Co. Councils Civic Amenity Sites?

All five CA’s are open after Christmas on Friday December 28th, open for half day on Saturday December 29th, and open on Monday December 31st.  The Civic Amenity Sites are closed on New Years Day.  Normal operating days and times resume from Wednesday January 2nd 2019.  Contact the Environment Section at 066 7162000 for any further queries about our Civic Amenity sites

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Volunteering Strategy –  Call for Input


This document is a ‘Call for Input’ (CFI) by the Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) to inform and seek views from stakeholders on key topics under consideration to develop a National Strategy on Volunteering (the Strategy).


The purpose of this document is to:


  • Inform stakeholders of the proposed volunteering strategy;
  • Seek views from stakeholders on what constitutes volunteering;
  • Invite comments and proposals on the CFI including additional and emerging considerations which may further inform the Strategy.

The outcome of this CFI and potentially the input from a proposed National Advisory Group will inform the Department’s development of this volunteering strategy.



If you would like to contribute your views on volunteering, please download the Submission Form. The closing date for submissions is 3pm on Thursday, 14 February 2018. Submissions received after this time and date will not be considered. Only submissions made on the Submission Form will be considered.


Further details on the CFI can be found at https://drcd.gov.ie/


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Community Support Fund


To Kerry PPN Registered Groups.



The Community Support Fund Scheme 2019, has been launched by Cllr. John Joe Culloty, Leas Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council 



Guidelines and Application forms are available  from the Community Department, Kerry County Council and on Kerry County Council’s website www.kerrycoco.ie .



The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2019 Community Support Fund is on or before 5.00 p.m. Monday, 21st January, 2019.




Please feel free to contact the Community Department for further information on 066-7183680.



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