St Joseph’s pupils help to launch council recycling initiative

Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee is pictured with the Wormery that was won by St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn along with members of the school's Eco-Committee; Mrs Fleming, Acting Principal and Mrs Nuala O'Hare,The World Around Us Co-ordinator.
Councillor James Baird, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee is pictured with the Wormery that was won by St Joseph's Primary School, Lisburn along with members of the school's Eco-Committee; Mrs Fleming, Acting Principal and Mrs Nuala O'Hare,The World Around Us Co-ordinator.

Pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School recently helped Councillor James Baird, Chairman of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Environmental Services Committee, launch the council’s recycling campaign as part of European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

The Council is delighted to be taking part in EWWR from November 19-27 and will be using the opportunity to give its residents hints and tips for recycling waste and upcycling clothes.

Mr Baird said: “Our residents are proactive in both the reuse and recycling of waste. As a council we support initiatives such as EWWR to remind them of the positive effects of recycling their waste. Their recycling really does make a difference.

“As part of its recycling initiatives the Council recently ran a schools competition to promote the importance of food waste recycling. A Wormery and Tumbling composter was presented to the two winning schools, St Joseph’s Primary School in Lisburn and Longstone Special School in Dundonald. This educational equipment will help pupils at each school to learn about the benefits of food waste recycling.

“I am delighted that both of these schools currently separate all their food waste for collection by the Council’s organic waste collection service. Educating the younger generation is important in ensuring that good recycling practises are learnt from a young age and carried through as they grow up and become parents.”

If you would like to take part in EWWR please make full use of your recycling bins, boxes, bring sites and Household Recycling Centres or contact the Council’s Waste Management team on 028 9250 9453 or email recycling@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk for tips or advice.