The DublinWaste.ie website has won the Best Public Sector Website 2007 in Ireland’s prestigious Golden Spider Awards this month. The DublinWaste.ie website beat off stiff competition from five other candidates short-listed for the award. The ceremony was held at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, and awards were presented by comedian Jason Byrne and model Glenda Gilson.
Dublinwaste.ie was launched in 2004 by the four Dublin Local Authorities with RPS responsible for the project management and development of the website. The aim of the website was to encourage householders and the community to recycle more and to practice better waste management at home. The website provides extensive information on how to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste as well as keeping householder informed of local events and educational workshops.
The RPS team have evolved the website over its lifetime to improve the effectiveness of the site with the addition of innovative interactive features most notably the FREE Trade service. This innovative service created by RPS encourages users to reuse and extend the lifespan of items and adopt more sustainable practices.
RPS Senior Engineer Warren Phelan says "This is huge recognition for the enormous success of the website which has gone from strength to strength and is now receiving 100,000 hits per month."