Don’t let your Brown Bin go to waste

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Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Community

Ruth Colgan (Recycling Officer NMDC) and Jim McCorry, Director of Technical and Leisure Services

Newry and Mourne District Council has encouraged residents to continue using their brown bins and leave them out for collection even if they are not completely full. 15,600 residents in the district now have a brown bin, which can be used for all food waste and garden waste, including items such as waste bread, cereals, teabags, egg shells, coal ashes, meat and cooked food leftovers, as well as hedge clippings and grass cuttings. To reduce any odours, wrap all food waste in a sheet of newspaper.

The Director of Technical and Leisure Services, Mr Jim McCorry said, “Statistically we throw out 1/3 of the food we buy which makes up 20% of all our household waste. Last year the Newry and Mourne Community recycled a total of 2,169 tonnes of brown bin waste, which is less than previous years. To help us meet stringent biodegradable waste recycling targets; every household including those that produce a small amount of food and garden waste has a role to play in reducing the amount of biodegradable waste sent to landfill.”

For those households with no brown bins, who would like to recycle their green waste, they can take advantage of the council’s offer of compost bins (330litres) at the reduced rate of ₤20. The Recycling Officer would also like to remind residents that they can recycle garden waste at their local Household Recycling Centres.

To find your local Household Recycling Centre please visit the website www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/environment/Services/Recycling_Centres.aspx

For more information contact the Recycling Officer (Tel 028 30313233) or email recycling@newryandmourne.gov.uk


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