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Council reopens recycling centre in Irvinestown

26th June 2020

The recycling centre in Irvinestown will reopen  to the public  on Monday 29 June 2020 and will accept all waste and recyclable materials as part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s phased programme of reopening of its recycling centres.

Items for disposal may be brought to the recycling centre in cars, trailers and vans.

Normal opening hours for the recycling centre in Irvinestown will apply. The opening hours are as follows.

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 5.30 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Speaking about the reopening of the recycling centre in Irvinestown, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris Smyth said:

“The reopening of the recycling centre at Irvinestown is another positive step as we continue on our journey to recovery. The reopening of recycling centres across the district has been guided by strict adherence to health and safety considerations in line with prevailing government guidance. We are grateful to the residents of the district for their continued cooperation in relation to the phased reopening of recycling centres.

I would ask that visitors to the recycling centres continue to follow social distancing guidelines and to observe good hygiene practice to ensure the safety of staff and other sites users at all times.”

The sites at Gortrush, Drummee, Carrickmore, Kesh, Fintona, Lisnaskea, Belleek, Newtownbutler and Kinawley have already reopened for all waste as part of the Council’s programme of phased reopening of recycling centres across the district.

All visitors to the sites will be required to follow traffic management controls put in place to manage the safe disposal of waste. Visitors to the sites should bring their own gloves and use hand sanitizer provided. Bins will available at the exit to dispose of gloves safely.

Regrettably, site staff are unable to assist with off-loading material at this time. Site users must dispose of their own waste into the containers provided however users may bring assistance with them but must adhere to current government guidance and it is important that the waste is pre-sorted before coming to the centre.

The reopening of the remaining Recycling Centres in Dromore, Garrison, Lisbellaw, Rosslea and Tempo  is being kept under constant review and consideration will be given to reopening the remaining sites as soon as the Council is able to fulfil all necessary Health and Safety requirements at the sites.

For further information including opening hours of recycling centres, please visit the Council website at www.fermanaghomagh.com.