The Waste Beater Education Bus will be visiting local household recycling centres in Newry, Mourne and Down over the next few weeks.

Between Monday 15 and Friday 19 August the Bus will visit all tenor our areas Household Recycling Centres.

The education road show is part of the on-going Newry, Mourne and Down District Council campaign to increase recycling.  

At each Household Recycling Centre there will be an opportunity for keen recyclers to enter a prize draw worth £50, win spot prizes, giveaways, children’s craft activities and above all learn more about recycling.

The Waste Beater Education Bus.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick and staff at the Waste Beater Education Bus.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said,

“I am delighted that the arc21 Waste Beater Education Bus is visiting all ten household recycling centres in our district. The bus will be a great focal point and will provide important recycling information in a fun and interactive way.”

Councillor Fitzpatrick continued, “This initiative, together with the recent improvement allowing more plastic to be recycled via Blue bin services, will help increase our  current recycling rate of 40% and raise more awareness about the benefits of recycling. I would like to thank everyone in our district for all recycling efforts to date, Re-Gen Waste Ltd and arc21 for their support and wish everyone good luck in the prize draw.”

Re-Gen Waste Ltd process all the recyclable material collected by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Blue bin service and are the sponsors of the main prize draws. They will be rewarding one lucky recycler from each recycling centre a prize worth £50 plus there will also be other spot prizes on the day. 

The arc21 Waste Beater Education Bus will be staffed by Noel Lyons, a qualified and experienced educator. On each road show stop the bus will be jam-packed with information on what we can do to recycle more, provide information on local recycling schemes plus children can take part in a variety of recycled craft activities. Council officers will also be on hand to encourage recycling and answer any questions householders may have.

To be eligible to enter the competition simply be at your local Household Recycling Centre when the Education Bus arrives and have your waste pre-sorted for recycling keeping non-recyclable waste to a minimum.

The dates and times are as follows:

Mon 15 August 10am-12pm Kilkeel, 2-4pm Warrenpoint

Tuesday 16 August 10am-12pm Newry, 2-4pm Camlough

Wednesday 17 August 10am-12pm Crossmaglen, 2-4pm Newtownhamilton

Thursday 18 August 10am-12pm Hilltown, 2-4pm Bann Road

Friday 19 August 10am-12pm Cloonagh Road, 2-4pm Ballykilner 

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