Upgrade and refurbishment to Integrated Waste Management site at Drummee officially opened
30th September 2021
The newly refurbished and upgraded integrated waste management facility at Drummee, Enniskillen was officially opened by Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, and Edwin Poots, MLA, Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), on Wednesday 29 September 2021.
The upgraded site provides a more efficient service to the public, providing easy access to skips for recycling, with new and improved signage for guidance to the location of the various waste streams. The larger skips and compactors provide increased capacity for material collected on the site and additional space to recycle an expanded range of materials. The “Reuse” part of the site has also been relocated and is now open once again.
Commenting on the new development at Drummee, Councillor Thompson said:
The upgrade of facilities here at Drummee, which was supported by significant funding from DAERA, is an important investment in waste infrastructure for the future. We are very grateful to the Department for making funding available to the Council to undertake this work providing state of the art facilities which, I am confident, will have a significant impact on promoting reuse, improving our recycling rate and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.
In recent years many of our sites across the district have undergone extensive refurbishment contributing to a much safer environment for users and improving the working conditions of staff at the sites. Indeed further upgrades to the Council’s Recycling and Waste Transfer Station at Gortrush in Omagh have been undertaken as part of this investment.
I would also like to pay tribute to the ongoing efforts of residents to separate their waste and recycle as much as possible, and we will continue to develop the waste management infrastructure to ensure that residents have access to high quality recycling facilities.”
The upgrades to the site will support Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s objective of ensuring that the amount of waste being sent to landfill continues to reduce, and that recycling and composting continue to increase, to meet recycling and landfill Reduction targets.
Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA said: “ “I am delighted that Fermanagh and Omagh District Council secured this funding to improve the facilities at Drummee Household Recycling Centre. The former Centre was located on an old site with ageing infrastructure in need of redevelopment and equipment in need of upgrading. The changes are impressive and will no doubt assist the public to further increase their recycling in a safe and more pleasant environment”Drummee Integrated Waste Management facility is currently open to the public from 9.00 am – 5.45 pm, Monday – Friday and on Saturday from 9.00 am – 4.15 pm.