Council encourages residents to recycle around the home

Published: 18th June 2015

16 June 2015.


Council encourages residents to ‘Recycle around the Home’


Fermanagh &Omagh District Council is raising awareness about what can be recycled from different rooms around the house as part of Recycle Week 2015 which takes place between 22 – 28 June. This year’s theme for the Week  is ‘Recycling around the Home’, and the aim is to raise awareness of items that residents can recycle from all around the home, that they might not previously have thought about recycling.


In the bathroom, toilet roll tubes, toothpaste boxes and aerosol cans, as well as plastic shampoo, liquid soap and bathroom cleaner bottles can all be put in the blue bin – however the trigger top sprays and pump dispenser tops should be removed.


In the bedroom empty tissue boxes, old magazines and empty deodorant aerosols can be recycled. In the living room newspapers, envelopes and cardboard packaging from online orders are all recyclable, as are air freshener aerosol cans. Did you know that it takes only seven days for a recycled newspaper to be re-used as newspaper again? So you could be reading your favourite newspaper on recycled paper the week after you put it in the blue bin!


If everyone in the UK recycled one toothpaste box it would save enough energy to run a fridge in more than 2,000 homes for a year!


Encouraging residents to recycle as much as possible, the Council Chairman, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly said:

“Most people know what they can recycle in the kitchen and have made it part of their routine. But not everyone understands how much more can be recycled from other rooms in the house, particularly from the bathroom. We all need to recycle more, throw away less and help the planet. The residents of the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area are currently recycling well but we could do more.”

During Recycling Week Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is holding an Awareness Day at ASDA, Enniskillen on Friday 26th June from 12pm – 3pm. A Recycling Officer will provide advice and guidance, answer any questions about recycling, and give out free food caddy liners and reusable bags.

For more information about recycling please contact the Recycling Officers at 0300 303 1777, visit our website or email or



For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or email:

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