Newry and Mourne witches are watching your waste

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
As Halloween approaches and pumpkins are being carved in time for the festivities The Witches of Newry and Mourne District Council will be on the hunt for Halloween’s best recyclers. Whether you’re going out or staying in, the recycling witches urge everyone to make full use of their bins when disposing waste from your Halloween celebrations. The Mayor, Cllr John McArdle said, “Seasonal events, such as Halloween, highlight the terrifying amounts of waste from households. I would like to encourage all residents to continue in their efforts to recycle over the Halloween break and watch their waste. “Newry and Mourne Council have achieved an excellent recycling rate of 37% for 2011/12 and with continued support of our residents we hope this will increase.” The Recycling witches Cackled, ‘Double Double Brown Bin Trouble’. When the festivities have ended old pumpkins can be recycled in the brown bin along with all other party food leftovers. Garden waste can also be recycled in the brown bin. The head Recycling Witch said, “Get out your broom sticks and sweep up the leaves and put these into your brown bin please”. The Deputy Mayor Cllr Patrick McDonald said, “Halloween is a great time to recycle even more. Think of your card decorations and party paper cups and plates which can be recycled in the blue bin along with any plastic bottles and plastic pots and tubs. Glass bottle/jars and Tetra pak can also be recycled in the blue bin.” The Recycling Witches Cackled, ‘Fire Burn and Blue Bin bubble’. When you have finished your potions and decorations are coming down, remember to recycle while the witches are in town. The blue bin will gobble up all paper and card and will still have room for your glass bottles and jars. There are many other ways to go green this Halloween. If you would like to find out how to make the most of your pumpkins or make some spooky party food visit the love food hate waste website which has great festive recipes to help you reduce your food waste. For more information contact our Recycling Witch on (028) 30313233 or email
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