Local people are being encouraged to continue their recycling efforts outside as well as inside the home with the introduction of indoor recycling facilities at all Council owned leisure centres across Derry and Strabane.
Council has invested in the new recycling stations as part of its campaign to boost recycling rates, and visitors to the centres are encouraged to sort and separate their rubbish while using the facilities.
Waste Services Manager with Council, Nicola McCool, said: “We are encouraging people to take recycling into their own hands and take action to protect our environment by recycling at home and when out and about in our leisure centres.
“Taking a few seconds to separate your rubbish into the different bins can make the world of difference to our environment as well as reducing the cost to ratepayers. It’s also worth noting that any scraps put in food waste bins are turned into compost which we then use for local cemeteries, parks and roundabouts to help plants grow and flourish. So the community is getting a little bit back for their recycling efforts.
“More and more residents in Derry and Strabane are recycling and we’d like to thank the public for embracing this in their homes. We hope that by providing better recycling facilities in public spaces like our leisure centres, recycling will become the norm for even more people.
“If you haven’t already, download our recycling app Bin-ovation for all your bin-formation on collections, recycling centre opening times and updates. Tips on how to recycle right can be found on our website www.derrystrabane.com/recycling ”