Most Improve Recycling Rates
Larne Borough Council situated in Northern Island is the most improved local community in terms of recycling rates.
Since 2010 Larne has improved their recycling rate as much as 15 percent according to NI Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics annual report 2011/12 which is the highest in the province.
Larne also belong to the top two most improve councils for household waste sent for composting in 2010-12 which is equivalent to seven percent increase and the top spot went to Craigavon Borough Council .
Chief executive of Larne Council, Geraldine McGahey described the statistics as “a fantastic recognition of the vision and commitment of elected members and the dedication and effort of staff, who secured funding close to £500,000 to roll out key projects across the borough”.
According to her interview with the Times, a concrete step has been initiated to improve success such as the establishment of a new recycling centre in Larne, glass collection through blue bins and those black bags being delivered to the recycling centers.
Future of Recycling
Larne Council estimates that recycling will still improve due to the roll out of of kerbside glass garbage collection and new contract to include more materials to be included in the blue bin.
Mrs McGahey added: “Of course, key to all of this activity is the continued enthusiasm and interest of residents. Once the new measures are in place we will be once again be engaging with, and aiming to motivate, all residents to maximize their recycling.
“Many people do not realize that it is possible to recycle up to 90 per cent of household waste so it remains a priority for the Council to ensure that residents are informed about the benefits of recycling and encouraged to play their part in improving Larne’s recycling rates even further in 2013.”