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Recycle Week 2016 – Can you Identify The Unusual Suspects?

08 September 2016

Antrim and Newtownabbey is supporting Recycle Week and this year’s theme is ‘The Unusual Suspects.’ To promote Recycle Week (12-18 September), the Council will be offering a Green Butler Service, compost giveaways and top tips on how you can recycle more!

The green butler service will be offered at each of the five recycling centres. Residents will be greeted by staff dressed up as butlers and there will be a special green carpet to welcome all of the recycling enthusiasts of the Borough! The staff will also be on hand to help and advise residents on what the ‘Unusual Suspects’ are and how they can recycle more. To help with recycling your food waste, the Council will also be giving away free bags of compost to residents that use the recycling centres during Recycle Week. Please note, bags of compost are limited to one per person and there is a limited supply.

We know residents of Antrim and Newtownabbey recycle plastic drinks bottles, food and drink cans, jam jars, cardboard boxes and newspapers, but ‘The Unusual Suspects’ such as aerosol cans, foil trays, beauty crème jars and toilet roll tubes are often missed.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented, ‘Last year, residents of Antrim and Newtownabbey recycled 49% of their waste. This is fantastic news for the environment and saves thousands of pounds on landfill costs. Recycle Week is an ideal time for residents to take a fresh look at their recycling habits and see if there are any opportunities to recycle even more! There are lots of items that can be recycled, but some are lesser known or more ‘unusual’ than others and that’s what we are trying to raise awareness of”. 

For more information on Recycle Week visit Recycle Now’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/recyclenow/ or website www.recyclenow.com.  Information on what you can recycle is also available at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling