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Council asks residents to embrace European Week for Waste Reduction

12th November 2019

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This week sees the start of the 2019 European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), which this year runs from Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 November 2019. During the week,  householders, businesses, schools and organisations will be encouraged to take positive action on reducing their waste!

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council is proud to support EWWR and the Council is encouraging residents to take action and reduce your waste

By making simple everyday changes, residents can make a big  difference to our environment

By ditching items such as straws, single use plastic cutlery and plastic bags we can significantly reduce the use of single-use plastics.

Reuse and refill your coffee cups and water bottles. Donate clothing to your local charity shop and visit your nearest library. Donate reusable furniture and avail of the Councils paint reuse scheme with sites located at Gortrush, Omagh, Drummee, Enniskillen, Carrickmore, Fintona, Lisnaskea, Irvinestown and Kesh Recycling Centres

By recycling correctly in your blue recycling bin, brown compost bin and food waste caddy, the Council will be able to reduce the level of waste which is still going to landfill.

Items such as paper, cardboard, aluminium and steel cans, plastic bottles including shampoo and cleaning bottles, plastic tubs and plastic trays, aerosols and glass bottles and jars can all be recycled in the blue bins. Remember all items should be presented clean, dry and loose.

Claire McDermott, Recycling Officer for Fermanagh & Omagh District Council states “We have taken part in European Week for Waste Reduction for a number of years and it is a really great way to raise awareness of the need for improving the way we manage our waste. I will be out around the district during the week looking for our top recycler who will receive £50 for their efforts”