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Use Correct Bins For Waste Says Ards Council

Recycling Revolution With over eighty per cent of everything we discard in our homes now recyclable, Ards and North Down Borough Council is reminding residents to dispose of items in the correct bin. Part of the Council’s recycling revolution that last year saw an incredible 133% more food waste correctly…

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Fortnightly Brown Bin Collections Continue In Newry And Ballyward Areas

Newry Mourne and Down District Council has announced that it will continue to collect Brown bins in the former Newry District Council and Ballyward areas on a fortnightly basis instead of changing to a monthly collection for the winter. Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said,…

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Ards and North Down Borough Council Encourages Residents To Recycle More

Ards and North Down Borough Council, along with recycling charity WRAP, is encouraging residents to recycle household items they have never considered before as part of the national Recycle Week (22 – 28 June) 2015 campaign. This year’s Recycle Week theme of ‘recycling around the home’ will help residents expand…

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Environment Minister Sets 60% Recycling Target by 2020

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has launched a consultation on a new compulsory 60% recycling target for waste collected by our local councils (Friday 3 May). The target goes beyond the 50% household waste recycling rate required by Europe and has to be achieved by 2020.

Commenting on the consultation Minister Attwood…

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