Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council's 2011/12 household recycling and composting rate is 41.61%.
Household Recycling Services
Today with dwindling natural resources, ever increasing costs of disposal, decreasing space for landfill and EU laws and legislation, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council recognises that recycling is a priority if we are to live sustainably.
In line with EU targets, the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough is required to recycle 40% of its household waste by 2015 and 45% by 2020. Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council operates a number of recycling schemes to facilitate household recycling, to help meet this target, and calls on the support of the Borough's residents to help in achieving that goal.
Over 19,000 blue bins, for the collection of mixed dry recyclables, and over 13,000 brown bins, for the collection of food and garden waste, have been issued throughout the Borough.
ONE BLACK BIN POLICY
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council operates a one black bin policy, i.e. the collection of one black bin, per fortnight, per household. This scheme has proved successful to date.
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
The Recycling and Education Officer is available for visits to schools, taking tours around the landfill site and supporting schools in their environmental activities. Talks, presentations and activities can be tailored to suit the needs of each class/Key stage and are directly linked to the waste issues and bin schemes within the homes in the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough, as well as the relevant legislation and wider global resource issues.
Presentations can be delivered outside working hours to facilitate youth groups, community groups and church groups etc.
School and Community Events
Are you holding an event within the Borough? The Recycling Officer is available to give advice and information to those attending. The Council also has access to a Waste Education Vehicle which can be booked in advance for events. The Council's Mobile Recycling Trailer can be used to collect materials for recycling at events, reducing what goes to landfill. Click here for more information on the Recycling Trailer.
Recycling services are available to the business sector, such as the Commercial Cardboard Collection and the Mixed Dry Recyclables Collection. For further information on services available to businesses please contact us on the number/email address below.
Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council would like to thank all householders in the Borough for their continued participation and efforts in using the recycling services.
If you require further information please contact:
The Recycling & Education Officer, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, Tel 028 8772 0390 or email [email protected]
Useful Links to Recycling Initiatives