Look out for letter about important changes to your bin collection

Bin collection calendar

Published: 17th August 2017

Residents of the Fermanagh and Omagh district are being urged to look out for a letter and calendar from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council from 21 August letting them know which day their bin will be collected on from September.

Bin collection routes have been reviewed across the district to provide residents with a more cost effective and efficient waste collection service.

As part of this review, a significant number of households across the Fermanagh and Omagh district will see a change in their collection day.

Changes to the bin collection service, to include the extension of the food waste collection service across the Fermanagh and Omagh district, will begin on Monday 4 September.

Letters will be delivered by post to every household across the district next week in white envelopes with the words, ‘Important Changes to your Bin Collection’ and the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council logo.

Householders are encouraged to open their letter straight away, read it carefully and to contact the Council’s Waste and Recycling service if they have any queries.

Each letter will include details of the change to bin collection routes and the extension of the food waste collection service across the district. A personalised bin collection calendar will also be enclosed setting out when householders’ blue recycling, brown wheelie or brown food waste caddy and black or green landfill bins will be collected.

Collections will continue to take place on a fortnightly basis however, during the initial change to bin collections some householders will have a blue bin collection for two weeks in a row. This has been necessary to implement the extension of the food waste collection service efficiently. The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and advises those householders who fall into this category to contact its Waste and Recycling service directly on 0300 303 177 if they have any queries. 

‘The Council is committed to improving the delivery of services for our residents,’ explained Councillor Stephen McCann, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

‘The review of bin collection routes has enabled the Council to introduce a more efficient and cost effective refuse collection service while at the same time introducing a food waste collection service right across the district.

This is not just good for ratepayers but good for the environment too. Food waste is completely recyclable. Once collected, it is brought to a processing facility where it is recycled into chemical free compost and renewable energy,’ he added.

At present, food waste is collected from 22,000 households across the district through the brown wheelie bin or the food waste caddy collection service. An additional 24,000 households across the district will join the food waste collection service in September. Brown food waste caddies are currently being delivered to these households. Householders are advised to contact the Council’s Waste and Recycling service if they have not received their brown food waste caddy by Friday 25 August.

For further information on the change to bin collection days and the extension of the food waste collection service, please:

  • Download the free Bin-Ovation app
  • Telephone the Council’s Waste and Recycling service on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or Text Phone 028 8225 6216.

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