Local residents encouraged to use brown bins

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Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Newry and Mourne District Council are encouraging local residents to continue using their brown bins and to continue leaving them out for collection, even if they are not full. According to the council, 15,600 people in the Newry & Mourne district has been issued a brown bin. Brown bins can be used for all food and garden waste. For those without a brown bin, the council have suggested using their local recycling centres or using a council at a reduced rate of ₤20. Jim McCorry, Director of Technical and Leisure Services 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.” To find your local Household Recycling Centre please visit the council website here. For more information contact the council’s Recycling Officer on 028 30313233 or email recycling@newryandmourne.gov.uk.
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