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Recycling Beyond the Kerb

Time 2 min read · May 15, 2019

By Shirley Swift

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Recycling at Home

Recycling beyond the kerb, by now you’re used to keeping different bins in your house for different kerbside collections. Recycling – TICK, food waste – TICK. You’re familiar with the rules of what you can and can’t throw into each of the colourful containers.

What about the rest of your rubbish is their bit and bobs that don’t fit the bill for kerbside collections or are they simply doomed to landfill?

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Household Recycling Centres

It might be tempting to chuck everything you can’t find a place for into a black bin bag, muttering a guilty goodbye forever but there’s a whole world of easy, guilt-free recycling beyond your kerb at your local household recycling centre.

You can recycle far more of your household items at your local household recycling centre than you realise. Batteries, aerosols, CDs, mattresses, clothes, ink cartridges, paint, hard plastics, engine oil, toasters, hairdryers, washing machines, fridges, mobile phones, TVs – to name a few!

So a trip to the household recycling centre is well worth the adventure to beat the black-bin-bloat.

Find your local household recycling centre

It is now a council requirement across Northern Ireland that all waste brought to household recycling centres is separated and sorted into the correct recycling containers where appropriate. Disposal of recyclable items in waste/landfill skips is no longer permitted so don’t forget to sort before you make the trip.

Click the ‘Where’s yours?’ button below and find your nearest Household Recycling Centre.

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If your rubbish bin is overflowing with leftovers, vegetable peelings, and tea bags, why not put it on a diet? It’s easy to do. Recycling your food waste instead of putting it in the bin only takes a little effort and is an easy way to help protect the environment and save your local council money they can spend on local services.

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