Refurbished Irvinestown Recycling Centre Officially opened

Published: 24th August 2016

The newly refurbished and upgraded Recycling Centre at Irvinestown was officially opened by The Vice Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Bert Wilson, and Mr John Mills Director of Environmental Policy at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), on Wednesday 24 August 2016.

The £247,770 refurbishment was funded by DAERA through the Rethink Waste Capital Grant Fund, as part of the Council’s programme to improve waste infrastructure throughout the district.

The upgraded site provides a more efficient service to the public, providing easy access to skips for recycling, with new and improved signage for guidance to the location of the various waste streams. The larger skips and compactors provide increased capacity for material collected on the site and additional space to recycle an expanded range of materials.

The Council’s ‘Reuse Scheme’ has been extended to Irvinestown Recycling Centre. Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted bulky items including wardrobes, tables and chairs, sofas etc. to the recycling centres. These items are collected by third sector organisations, refurbished and reused for social enterprise in the local community.

Residents can also donate unwanted or leftover useable paint that is then made available, free of charge, to residents and community groups to use in the home, garden or on community projects.

The upgrade and refurbishment of Irvinestown Recycling Centre is part of the Council’s commitment to delivering an efficient and effective network of household recycling centres across the district, to ensure high quality recycling facilities are available to all residents. The overall objective is to ensure that the amount of waste being sent to landfill continues to reduce, and that recycling and composting continue to increase, to meet recycling and landfill Reduction targets.

Commenting at the opening of the upgraded Irvinestown Recycling Centre, the Council’s Vice Chairman, Councillor Bert Wilson, expressed the Council’s thanks and appreciation to DAERA for the financial support for the development. “The funding which we have received has enabled us to provide these excellent recycling facilities which are already having a significant impact on improving our recycling rate, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and in turn providing a significant saving to local rate payers. We also acknowledge the ongoing efforts of residents to separate their waste and recycle as much as possible, and we will continue to develop the waste management infrastructure to ensure that residents have access to high quality recycling facilities”.

The following items can be recycled at Irvinestown Recycling Centre:-

Paper

Mixed Glass

Scrap metal

Garden Waste

Electrical

Plastics

Wood and timber

Engine Oil

Batteries

Cooking Oil

Cardboard

Mixed recyclables

Paint

Furniture

Fridges and Freezers

Carpets

Mattresses

 

Irvinestown Recycling Centre is open:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Saturday: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Tuesday & Sunday: Closed

 

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