You have consistently made us one of the top councils in Northern Ireland for our recycling rates. Recycling is important and the Council wants to ensure that eveyone in our Borough has the same high quality reycling service.
By increasing what you can recycle at home and improving our service, it will help you to recycle more.
What are the proposed changes?
For those residents in the Borough who currently have a blue mixed recycling bin, it will be replaced by a wheelie box. This will encourage even more recycling and because you are able to recycle more, there will be less in your black bin, so we are giving you a new slimline 180 litre bin for household waste.
The wheelie box three-tiered recycling bin system has already successfully operated for a number of years in other areas of the Borough and its introduction means that you would be able to recycle glass, textiles and batteries, alongside paper, card, cans and plastics. There will be no change to the brown bin recycling service.
Why is Council proposing this change?
The proposed changes to the recycling service will help not only improve the quality of the items reaching the recycling plant but also allow you to recycle more. Sorting the items into your wheelie boxes means that there is less contamination, which results in more recycling.
Using the new wheelie boxes will not only help make our communications with you easier, but it will also save residents in the region of £6 million over 10 years. This saving will be reinvested into facilities and services across our Borough.
What are the benefits?
The main benefits of this new recycling service include:
How does the wheelie box work?
The wheelie box has been successfully working in other areas of the Borough. Check out this video of local blogger, Gemma Louise Bond who spent the day with a local recycling company.
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