Council encourages residents to ‘Recycle Right’

9th March 2018


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has launched a new campaign – Recycle Right – to raise awareness about what items go into household bins to increase recycling across the district.

Since September 2017, the majority of households in the district have three bins – a brown wheelie bin or food caddy for garden waste and/or food waste; a blue bin for recyclable items and a black or green landfill bin for waste that cannot be recycled.

While recycling rates of food and garden waste have significantly improved in the district, the level of recyclable waste collected in the blue bin has stayed at much the same rate.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann explained that the ‘Recycle Right’ campaign, which has been funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), aims to increase recycling across the district and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

“Each and everyone of us has a role to play in managing our waste for the betterment of our local community,” said Councillor McCann.

“Sending waste to landfill is bad for the environment and costly to the ratepayer. When we recycle more, we send less waste to landfill helping to save money which can be invested in other services in local communities such as parks, leisure centres and community services,” he continued.

“The Council appreciates the continued recycling efforts of our residents however there is always more to do. I encourage residents to make the most of their household recycling bins and recycling centres and bottle banks located across the district and to always recycle right, to ensure the correct items are disposed in the correct bin, so we can maximise recycling within the district,” added Councillor McCann.

The ‘Recycle Right’ campaign will include the placing of new information stickers on household bins, videos and social media content to inform people about what items should be placed in what bin.

Council staff will also be out and about across the district in March, visiting households during the daytime to provide information and advice on recycling household waste.

For further information on recycling please CLICK HERE where you can download the free Bin-Ovation app from the Apple app store or Google Play store or telephone the Council’s recycling officer on 0300 303 1777 or text phone 028 8225 6216.