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Make Recycling Your Routine

23 June 2015

Recycling Week is here and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is encouraging people to expand their recycling routine to include ALL the rooms in their house.

Councillor Thomas Hogg, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey comments, “We want to thank everyone for their recycling efforts and ask them, if they don’t already, to look a little further than the kitchen and recycle items from other rooms in the home. Remember that every single item you recycle saves resources and helps the environment.”

Most bathrooms contain lots of recyclables. Items which can be put into your blue bin include cardboard toilet roll tubes, plastic shampoo, moisturiser, liquid soap, bleach and bathroom cleaner bottles, deodorant cans and toothpaste boxes - just remember to remove any trigger top sprays or pump dispenser tops. If everyone in the UK recycled just one toothpaste box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a year. From the living room newspapers, magazines, envelopes and even air freshener aerosol cans can all be recycled.

Although the kitchen is usually the place from where we recycle the most, sometimes items can be overlooked such as dishwasher tablet boxes, cardboard juice cartons, cardboard packaging, tin foil and washing-up liquid bottles.

Finally, let’s not forget to keep recycling food waste through your brown bin. If you haven’t already, then visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/foodwastecaddy complete the short survey and order your new deluxe kitchen caddy, which is available in a range of colours for a limited time only, while stocks last.