Recycle Week: This year Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is getting real about recycling

18th October 2022

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Now in its eighteenth year, Recycle Week, is the nation’s biggest annual celebration of recycling. This Recycle Week, Recycle Now and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are getting real, about where we are, where we want to be and how we’re all going to get there, together.

Following its biggest year ever in 2021, Recycle Week is back for 2022, and this year it’s about to Get Real. People have more questions than ever about their recycling, and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is supporting Recycle Now by giving people real answers throughout the Week and beyond.

This year’s campaign will focus on three common questions that many of us have when it comes to recycling: –

  • Does my recycling really make a difference?
  • One item in the bin can’t hurt, can it?
  • Recycling is so confusing, Isn’t it?

Recycling really can make a difference. In fact, recycling in the UK saves 18 million tonnes of Co2 a year – all these factors reduce greenhouse gas emissions which lead to climate change.

By getting our recycling right we can also have an impact. One wrong item your blue recycling bin or items that are not Clean, Dry or Empty can lead to contamination and make whole lorry loads unrecyclable. Recycling doesn’t have to be confusing – that’s what the Bin-ovation App is for.  You can search for items to see which bin you should place it in, find out the location and opening times of our Household Recycling Centres and keep up to date with the latest waste and recycling news.

In recognition of Recycle Week we are also lighting up Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre, Omagh in green joining many other landmark buildings throughout the UK – go and check them out and remember to share your pictures on social media using #RecycleWeek!

Speaking about Recycle Week, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff, said:

“The Council would like to thank all residents for their recycling efforts.  In the past number of years we have made significant progress towards the achievement of our recycling targets. However, we can always do better.

The Council’s blue recycling bin campaign, CDEF (Clean Dry, Empty, Flat), is an important message.  Following the four steps will help to ensure that the items in your blue recycling bin are not contaminated and improve the recyclable value of the material.  This will further help to improve the Council’s recycling rates so we can meet our targets.”

Craig Stephens, Campaign Manager for Recycle Now added:

“By recycling even better we can have a big impact on our environment. In the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area it’s no different – more and more people are recycling, so the next step is to make sure we get our recycling right.”

To find out more about Recycle Week visit