Newry achieves recycling rate of 33% for 2010/11

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Friday, January 27th, 2012

An example of some of the recyclable materials going into the general waste skips at Newry and Mourne District Council’s Household Recycling Centre.

Newry and Mourne District Council has expressed its delight on achieving a recycling rate of 33% (2010/11), and has encouraged everyone to continue with their efforts for 2012. With 7 Household Recycling Centres and 36 Bring Sites located throughout the district recycling has never been easier. However, over the past month, Newry and Mourne Officers have noticed an increase in waste being taken to the Recycling Centres and thrown into the general waste skips. All this waste will eventually end up going to Landfill at a cost of £56 (+ V.A.T) per tone, in landfill tax. Last year Newry and Mourne council sent over 29,000 tonnes of waste to landfill, 8,600 tonnes of which came from the Household Recycling Centres. Mayor Charlie Casey encouraged residents to separate their waste to prevent recyclable waste going to landfill. He said, “We are very proud to have achieved a 33% recycling rate in 2010/11 and hope to continue improving on this in 2012. Our Household Recycling Centres are open to the public 6 days a week and accept up to 30 different materials for recycling; so next time you are taking waste to the sites, remember, Sort it, Bring it and Recycle it.” The following materials can be recycled at the Household Recycling Centres: Greenwaste                          Metal Cardboard                             Wood Paper                                     Tetra Pak Glass                                      Domestic appliances – washing machine, cookers etc Cans                                      Electrical goods hair dryer, tv, iron etc Fluorescent tubes                Batteries (car and household) For the full list of materials that you can recycle and to find your local Household Recycling Centre, please visit Newry and Mourne Council’s website – Or if you would like any more information on recycling please contact Ruth Colgan, Recycling Officer, Newry and Mourne District Council. Tel: 02830313233 or email
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