Anita McKeown from Crossgar is this month’s Recycler of the Month and has won £50 in the competition kindly sponsored by Castlereagh Motors in partnership with the Newry Mourne and Down District Council.
This monthly competition aims to encourage people to recycle more by rewarding them for their efforts, and if you keep your bins in order it could be you next month![caption id="attachment_60256" align="alignleft" width="270"] The November Recycler Anita McKeown, left, with Tara Cunningham, Council, Recycling Officer.[/caption]
Anita’s bin was filled with all the various materials that can be recycled in the blue bin including paper, cardboard, food/drink cans, bottles and cartons. All the material in the blue bin was clean, dry and loose and ready for sorting.
She said: “Although we have small children in the house we all do our bit to make sure the right stuff is put in the correct bin. It gives me great satisfaction to know that most of what we put out as waste can be turned into something useful again. I’m delighted and surprised to win £50 and can’t wait to treat myself for Christmas!”
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Cllr Naomi Bailie said: “It is very important to use your blue recycling bin to help reduce the amount going to landfill. I encourage everyone in the Newry, Mourne and Down area to take the recycling challenge and see if they can recycle more and possibly become the next Recycler of the Month.
The recycling officer checked bins in Lislea and was very pleased to find so many people using their bin to its full potential. Residents are reminded that food waste, tissue, polystyrene food trays and plastic wrapping CAN’T be recycled in the blue bin.”
For more information about what you can recycle in your blue bin or the competition, please contact the recycling officer on 0300 013 22 33 or email: