‘Recycle more’ locals told

Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee with Katy Fulton, Operations Manager at the Bryson Recycling facility viewing the recycled plastics which are collected and used to produce the industrial piping shown.
Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee with Katy Fulton, Operations Manager at the Bryson Recycling facility viewing the recycled plastics which are collected and used to produce the industrial piping shown.

Lisburn and Castlereagh households that recycle plastic bottles, pots tubs and trays are playing a part in generating money into the Northern Ireland economy,

That’s according to the Chairman of the city council’s Environmental Services Committee, Councillor James Baird.

The council revealed this week that residents can recyle plastic bottles and trays too can be recycled.

“All you have to do is empty them, then wash and remove any plastic film before placing into your recycling bin,” a spokesperson said.

Mr Baird added: “Residents are very good at recycling from their homes and the Council hopes that the ability to recycle more household plastics will have multiple benefits.

“Not only will the amount of landfill waste in each household be reduced thereby reducing the cost to the Council of processing landfill waste, which in turn will lead to lower rates while benefiting the environment.

“Cherry Pipes converts the plastic material into pipes for the agricultural, civil engineering and construction industries at sites in Crumlin, Lurgan and Dungannon.

“Companies that process recycled material agreed to donate £1 per tonne for Children’s Heartbeat Trust through the Bryson Recycling ‘Recycling Rewards’ initiative for kerbie box collections.”

For more information on recycling in the council area log on to www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk, call the Recycling Hotline on 028 9250 9453 or email: recycling@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk