Council rewards recycling champions with ReGen’s help
Increasing everyone’s awareness of what can and can’t be recycled is a cause close to ReGen’s heart, so it was with delight that we decided to sponsor the recent competition run by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to reward customers who had their waste pre-sorted correctly for recycling.
The competition hopefuls from each of the 10 Household Recycling Centres in the area were entered into a draw to win £50, with a winner for each centre picked randomly to receive the prize.
The winners of the prizes were Kevin Connolly, Elizabeth Carragher, David Lowry, Myrtle Haugh, Noel McDonnell, Oliver Hearty, Brian Clarke, Philip Rain-Adair, Leanne Savage and Kathleen Venney.
Visitors to the centre also had the opportunity to win spot prizes, and find out more about recycling by chatting to experienced recycling officers on site.
Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, Council Chairperson said “Household Recycling Centres contribute to about 40% of the District’s recycling rate so it is important that they are used correctly. At each of the sites it is possible to recycle over 20 different types of waste including wood, metal, green waste and electrical goods, and in order to achieve a recycling rate of 50% by 2020 the Council needs to focus on increasing recycling at these centres. I would like to thank those who are already recycling and encourage everyone to make an effort to recycle more.”
Rachel Morgan from ReGen Waste said, “Congratulations to everyone who took part, ReGen were happy to sponsor this competition and hope that it will help raise awareness to the comprehensive recycling facilities we have around the District.”
Pictured L-R: Back row- Tara Cunningham (Recycling officer), Brian Clarke, Kevin Connolly, Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick (Chairperson), Noel McDonnell, David Lowry
Front row- Rachel Morgan (REGEN), Anne Smith, Myrtle Haugh, Elizabeth Carragher