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Local Community Celebrates Recent Waste Reduction Week

Local Community Celebrates Recent Waste Reduction Week

November 30, 2017

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council was delighted to provide free compost to Ballymacash Community Centre for local schoolchildren to plant daffodils in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care awareness raising.

The compost was produced from food and garden waste collected via brown bins in the Lisburn Castlereagh area.

Pupils from Ballymacash Primary School joined up with the Council, the community centre, Marie Curie and the NI Housing Executive Community Team to plant a daffodil border around the community garden boundary to bloom in the spring.

Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the Council’s Environmental Services Committee, said: “The Council is pleased to have the opportunity to donate bags of compost to worthwhile community projects throughout the year.  To have a charity awareness raising bulb planting initiative during European Waste Reduction Week was very timely and the children had fun despite the weather.

“Residents across the Council area are being responsible and recycling their food waste in their brown bins.  From the 1st November it has been essential that all residents place any food waste in their brown bins to avoid a disruption to their landfill bin collection.  It has been six months since the Council placed no food waste stickers on all landfill bins in the area and there has been a significant increase in the tonnage of food and garden waste collected.  Please keep up the good work!

“Composting makes sense for both the environment and your pocket as it improves soil quality and reduces the amount of landfill waste, therefore, saving ratepayers’ money,” concluded Alderman Jeffers.

For more information on recycling & waste management please call the Recycling Hotline on 028 9250 9453.  To find out all the materials you can recycle please log onto or download the new Binformation App to locate your nearest recycling location.