Council introduces changes to its farm plastics recycling service

12th December 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is introducing changes to its farm plastics recycling service.

From 1 January 2019, farm plastics such as silage wrap will only be accepted at the Council’s two main recycling centres at Drummee, Enniskillen and Gortrush, Omagh. A processing and recycling charge of £95.00 per tonne will also be applied which must be paid on arrival at the site.

The charge is due to the changes in market conditions for farm plastics, which has seen the cost of processing and recycling farm plastics increase significantly in recent months.

Speaking about the changes to the farm plastics recycling service, a Council spokesperson said:

“The Council realises the importance of providing this service locally but can no longer offer this service at a subsidised rate due to increasing budget constraints and the hike in processing and recycling charges within the global market for farm plastics.”

Farm plastics will be accepted at Drummee, Enniskillen and Gortrush, Omagh from 1 January 2019.  Farm businesses can also recycle farm plastics via private sector companies who provide this service.