Your council can spend more on local services if you recycle your rubbish

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Did you know it is more expensive to send rubbish to landfill, than it is to recycle? So, you’re not just helping to save the planet when you recycle, you’re helping your local community too.

In fact, it costs your Council an EXTRA £50.00 PER TONNE to send rubbish to landfill, compared to recycling! That's money that could be used to enhance your local area i.e. improve leisure facilities, greener parks, or better playground areas.

Therefore, the less you send to landfill (and the more you can recycle), the more you are helping the environment, your Council, and your local area.

Councils across Northern Ireland are working hard to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and many have provided food caddies to encourage households to recycle food waste.

Recycling your food waste is easy - just pop in all your food scraps, peelings and leftovers into your caddy. We've lots of helpful tips on how to make the most of your caddy and a guide to what goes in there.

If you don’t have a caddy, you can contact your local Council.

Infographics that shows the difference in cost between rubbish going to landfill and being recycled as described in the text of the article


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