Kerry County Council is encouraging people to observe physical distancing guidelines at the county’s five civic amenity sites and recycling centres.

Sites include Coolcaslagh in Killarney, Cahersiveen, Milltown, Kenmare, and Lios Póil (Ionad Athchúrsála Chorca Dhuibhne).

In recent weeks, the sites have become particularly busy and the Council is asking customers to make sure that the guidelines around personal distancing are observed for the benefit of members of the general public and Council staff.

Anyone attending any of the centres is asked to be patient because of increased activity.

Kerry County Council is also asking those visiting the centres to use debit/credit cards and contactless technology for payments as much as possible.

Meanwhile, local bring banks around the county for recycling cans, bottles, glass etc., are also experiencing large volumes at present. To increase capacity and the volume of the bring banks, members of the public are asked, where possible to squash/crush aluminium cans where these are being deposited. The number of collections from bring banks is being increased as required. There are approximately one hundred bring banks around the county.