Chair of the Environment and Regeneration Committee Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has called on people in Derry and Strabane to recycle their rubbish from the festive season including Christmas trees.
At this time of year many households find they have more rubbish than usual ,additional packaging from gifts, decorations, and food increase. It’s important that residents make full use of your blue bin and recycle their cards, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tins and cans.
Encouraging everyone to make full use of the recycling centres Councillor Colly Kelly said:
“We all have a responsibility to protect and conserve the environment, and everyone can do their bit by recycling rubbish rather than throwing everything in their black bin.
“It takes just a few minutes to separate things like Christmas cards, used wrapping paper, boxes, plastic, aluminium cans and tins from things that can’t be recycled. Christmas trees can be left at any of our recycling centres.
“The main message we need to get out in 2017 is to reduce the amount of waste we produce, reuse things like plastic bags, plastic containers and glass jars.”