23rd September 2019
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is tasking residents to take recycling into their own hands and take action to protect our environment as part of Recycle Week (23-29 September 2019).
Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:
“As a society, we are becoming increasingly aware of how our actions can impact on the environment. Recycling is part of reducing that impact. The Council encourages everyone torecycle right at every opportunity by making the most of their blue recycling bin, food waste collection, bottle banks and recycling centres located across the district and ensuring all items placed in recycling bins are clean, dry and loose.”
Getting recycling right
While many people in the Fermanagh and Omagh district take care for the environment and recycle there are some simple things that we can all do to make our recycling even better:
- Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by selecting products that are using recyclable packaging where possible.
- All recyclable material including paper, cardboard, mixed plastics, tins, cans, tetra pak and glass must be placed in your blue recycling bin.
- Glass must be placed in the blue recycling bin or brought to your local bottle bank.
- Remember your bathroom is full of recyclable material including shampoo, conditioner and soap bottles, cleaning and bleach bottles, and toilet rolls. All these must be recycled in your blue recycling bin.
- Remember all items placed in the blue recycling bin must be “Clean, Dry and Loose”Food waste must be disposed of in your brown bin or food waste caddy. It is then brought to a compost processing facility or used to produce electricity.Plastic bags and film, nappies, polystyrene, food wrappers (soft plastic packaging e.g. crisp and biscuit wrappers) and bubble wrap are currently not recyclable and must be placed in your black or green landfill bin.
If you’re unsure about how to recycle a specific item please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Recycling Officer by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate), email email@example.com or download the free binovation app.
The Council’s Recycling Officer will also be at Erneside Shopping Centre, Enniskillen on Monday 23 September; Market Street, Omagh, Thursday 26 September; and Townhall Street, Enniskillen, Friday 27 September from 10am – 4pm where they will be able to provide recycling information and advice.