Recycler of the Month relaunches in district

11th June 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has relaunched its Recycler of the Month scheme which rewards residents for their recycling efforts.

The ‘Recycler of the Month’ initiative will see staff from the Council’s waste and recycling service sample blue recycling bins in a different geographical area each month.

Households that have placed the correct items in their blue recycling bin will then be given the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning £50.00.

Speaking about the relaunch of the ‘Recycler of the Month’ scheme, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“I am delighted to see the relaunch of the Recycler of the Month scheme which aims to reduce contamination in the blue recycling bin while acknowledging the recycling efforts of our residents. We encourage residents to recycle right at every opportunity to help to protect the environment, to save money and to help us work towards achieving our target of recycling 50% of waste by 2020.”

The Council has a waste from households recycling rate of 45.4% (2017/18).

Paper and magazines, cardboard, aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers, aerosols and glass bottles and jars should all be placed in the blue recycling bin. All items should be presented clean, dry and loose i.e. not bagged. Plastic bags, film or packaging and takeaway polystyrene containers are not accepted in blue bins.

Council staff will place a yellow tag on blue bins which have been sampled and have the correct recyclable items. These householders then have the opportunity to contact the Council to be entered into the prize draw with the winner selected at random at the end of each month.

For further information on what you can reduce, reuse and recycle, please visit the Council’s website www.fermanaghomagh.com or download the Council’s free Bin-ovation app.

Alternatively please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Recycling Education Officer, Claire McDermott by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate), text phone 028 8225 6216 or email claire.mcdermott@fermanaghomagh.com.