Oxigen, the company which won the Westmeath County Council tender for domestic waste in the county, is one of the largest employers throughout the midlands employing a total of 48 people in the region – 10 in Laois, 22 in county Offaly and now a total of 16 in Westmeath.

These new jobs for Westmeath have been created since the start of the year when Oxigen took over the blue bins. Today the company employs two customer service representatives, three drivers, three operatives as well as two people full time in the Athlone Civic Amenity site, two people full time at the Mullingar Civic Amenity site, a full time person on the Helpline and one person working part time across the county.

One of those new employees Pat Keena said: “It’s great to see a major player like Oxigen come to the county and generating new jobs. I had been working for Gannon Concrete in Kilbeggan but they went into receivership.

“Obviously, from a personal point of view I am delighted Oxigen have come to Westmeath.”

John Brick, Head of Domestic Sales, said: “We were, of course, delighted to have secured this contract in Westmeath and will endeavour to do our absolute best to ensure all our customers receive a first class service and in the process hopefully create even more jobs.”
Some of the other staff employed locally include Stephen Corroon, Declan Hynes, Brendan Keena, Ronan Keegan, Brendan Keane and Catriona McCann.

Oxigen was created by Sean Doyle in 1987 now employs more than 300 people and manages the waste streams of 100,000 domestic, commercial and industrial customers throughout Ireland.
Call into your nearest shop and ask for Oxigen tags, call  044 9 344 344 or log onto www.oxigen.ie

OXIGEN, which took over the Westmeath County Council’s domestic bin run at the start of the year, has announced that it is to extend its special introductory offer.

When the company secured the tender from the County Council it launched a special two for one offer to celebrate and ensure the most competitive prices for people in Westmeath.
John Brick, head of Domestic Sales, said: “This offer was originally intended as a special deal for the first six months we were operating in the county and so should be ending in June.
“However, we have found that it can take some time for customers to use up bin tags and get fully up to speed with the best offers around so we decided to extend it for the forseeable future.”

The two for one offer means customers can purchase two recycling bins tags for only €4 and two waste bins tags for only €8 by popping into their local shop and asking for Oxigen tags.
Alternatively, anyone seeking further information should call  044 9 344 344 or log onto www.oxigen.ie


Oxigen recently headed to Meadowbrook and Willow park estates in Athlone to help spruce up the area – doing a general clean up of the estates tidying hedgerows and areas which have been prone to illegal dumping.

The company even threw in a complete bin collection for residents living
on the estates for free!

Michael O’Reilly, Litter Control, Westmeath County Council who was
there on the day, said: “I am very pleased to see that one of the refuse
collection companies is putting something back into the local community. We are delighted to be working with Oxigen here trying to improve the area.”

One resident John Boyle from Norwood Court said that he was overwhelmed that Oxigen was collecting his bins and tidying the area for free and added that he would now be availing of Oxigen’s great offer of buy one bin tag get another for free.

Similarly, Chairman of Willow Park and Meadowbrook Residents’
Association, Padraig Higgins said: “We didn’t realise they had such competitive prices and I will be putting that forward to the Residents’ Association. We are delighted to see them here assisting us in our work.” Morris Myers, PRO of the Residents’ Association further added: “We are delighted about the clean up. It is a great opportunity for us to get rid of hard plastics and other rubbish that has been polluting the lovely hedgerows that wouldn’t fit into the domestic bins.”


Oxigen believes that it is important for business to go that bit extra to help the communities it operates in and so supports Westmeath and the midlands in a number of ways.
In Westmeath Oxigen sponsors Mullingar Shamrocks and is also to support Athlone Town FC by taking up signage at its new stadium. It also supports the county’s GAA handbook.
On top of that the company recently launched its Clean Up My Street Campaign in the county which saw its staff give Meadowrook and Willow Park estates a face life.
In County Offaly the company sponsors Edenderry Schoolboys and a number of residents associations.

Oxigen offer a service to businesses whereby they will conduct a full audit of the company in a bid to come up with ways to save it money when it comes to dealing with waste – residual or recyclables.
This FREE onsite waste audit for commercial businesses is designed to establish and assess current waste generation at copanies and then formulate a plan to minimise and best manage these waste streams.
Call 01 4263118 to book your assessment.

Oxigen operates two Civic Amenity sites in Westmeath – one in Mullingar and one in Athlone. These facilities are designed to allow the general public to bring alaong their general waste and recyclables to a centrally located site.
Oxigen is at the forefront of ‘green’ initiatives doing its best to make Westmeath and Ireland a better environment for all to live in. Civic amenity sites promote recycling and play a crucial role in increasing the amount of waste which is recycled throughout the country every year.
Now four people are employed full time at these Oxigen Civic Amenity sites in county Westmeath.