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A Community Effort Leads to Highest Household Recycling Rate

Antrim and Newtownabbey Residents Excel in Recycling: A Community Effort Leads to Highest Household Recycling Rate at 60.3%

In the most recent municipal waste management report released by the Department for Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs, the residents of Antrim and Newtownabbey have emerged as champions of dedication and environmental responsibility. The top spot in household recycling efforts was proudly secured by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, achieving an outstanding 60.3% recycling rate for the 2022/23 period, surpassing all other local councils.

Lynsey Daly, Head of Waste Strategy and Sustainability at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council said,

“This remarkable achievement is a direct result of the extraordinary efforts of each resident in our community. We extend our deepest gratitude to every individual who contributed to this success by choosing sustainable practices.”

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough, Councillor Mark Cooper, expressed his appreciation, stating,

"I commend our residents for their exceptional dedication. With a household recycling rate of 60.3%, the highest among all local councils, our community has demonstrated that responsible waste management is not just a goal but a tangible achievement. Thank you for actively choosing to recycle, compost, and reuse more, steering away from the conventional path of landfilling and mere disposal.


“This accomplishment reflects the collective spirit and determination of our residents. The commendable efforts in choosing to recycle, compost, and reuse over throwing away have made a significant impact. Let us continue this journey together, fostering a sense of pride in our shared commitment to create a more sustainable and environmentally conscious Borough for us all.”