“Recycle week” takes place from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd June and this year focuses on “recycling at home and away”. The aim of the week is to get everyone to think about what else they could be recycling.

Recycle Week
Recycle Week

Outgoing Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Cllr Michael Ruane said “I urge residents to think about what you are throwing away and to reduce the amount of waste you create. Try to reuse items where possible and recycle as much as you can in the blue and brown bins. Make it your recycle week resolution to visit your local Household Recycling Centre with other recyclable materials. 

Newry and Mourne Council are running a competition over recycle week to give you a chance to win a summer family pass to Kilkeel or Newry Swimming pool. For your chance to win, visit the Council’s Facebook page or call to your local Household Recycling Centre during recycle week (16th-22ndJune) and answer the Recycle week question.

Nearly two thirds of all household waste can be recycled and whilst many of us are already very good at recycling, even the smallest change in our every day actions can help the environment. Remember recycling is not just for the kitchen, there is so much more you can recycle upstairs, downstairs, outside and in the garage.

If you have a brown bin all food waste including cooked and uncooked meat fish and bones can be recycled as well as your garden waste. 

You might be surprised about how much waste from around the home you can recycle in your blue bin: 

In the kitchen you can include all clean plastic containers, trays and tubs including margarine tubs, yogurt cartons and fruit trays, cardboard including cereal boxes, frozen food boxes, cake and bun boxes, tins including soup and baked bean tins clean tin foil, biscuit and sweet tins, drinks cans, baby powder milk cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles and jars, 

From the utility room you can recycle, washing powder boxes, dishwasher tablet boxes, plastic washing up liquid bottles, plastic detergent boxes, air freshener spray, plastic bleach bottles and phone books including Yellow Pages.

In the bathroom please include toilet roll centers, toothpaste boxes, all plastic bottles- shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath, liquid soap, mouthwash bottles, sun cream and fake tan, all empty aerosol cans- hairspray, mousse and deodorant.


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