O’Neill Road Recycling Centre Officially Opens
06 November 2015
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, was joined by Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, to officially open the new O’Neill Road Recycling Centre.
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council secured £750K funding from the DOE Rethink Waste fund for the development of the former landfill site. The focus of the new site will be on reusing and recycling and will provide a much needed facility in this area.
Speaking on the day the Mayor commented,
“It’s a pleasure to be here today to officially open this state of the art recycling centre, providing our ratepayers with yet another top class facility within the Borough. This facility will play a vital role in improving our recycling figures, by encouraging greater diversion of waste from landfill. I would like to thank everyone involved for the hard work and dedication that has led to us standing here today.”
Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan added,
“Treating waste as a valuable resource will increasingly pay economic dividends for local ratepayers. Since 2010, my Department has provided over £11 million to local councils to invest in recycling and reuse infrastructure so that we can all maximise the value of resources rather than wasting them in landfill. It is fitting that this facility is built on an old landfill site as burying our resources really belongs in the past. Recycling and reuse facilities like this are the future.
I commend Antrim and Newtownabbey council for providing this new facility for local householders in the heart of their community. Through working together in increasing recycling we can make the North a greener, healthier, more resource-efficient place to work, live and invest.”
For full details on O’Neill Road Recycling Centre Tel: 028 9034 0056/57 or visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Residents/Waste-Recycling/Household-Recycling-Centres.
Chief Executive, Jacqui Dixon; Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair; Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg; Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan; Director of Operations, Geraldine Girvan; Chair of Operations Committee, Councillor John Smyth are pictured at the Official Opening of O’Neill Road Recycling Centre.