The rise of recycling – new stats out
A recent report published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland has shown that local authority collected (LAC) waste recycling has increased significantly across the province in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Waste energy recovery rates are also the highest in Newry, Mourne and Down at a whopping 50.7%, which is very encouraging news indeed.
With local council recycling targets under close scrutiny, there was some concern that the levels of waste recycling were plateauing last year, and it was unlikely that further improvements would be made, however this report has now proved that recycling rates are steadily increasing which is great news. It also has the knock on effect of reducing Northern Ireland’s landfill rate for household waste 3 percentage points, from 42.7% to 39.7%, which is a new low.
Why are these results important?
Achieving and exceeding recycling targets is a crucial part of compliance for councils, who will be carefully monitored and penalised if these targets are not met. The more we can recycle, the less waste will be sent to landfill, which also reduces CO2 emissions and helps in the fight against global climate change.
Why should councils choose ReGen?
ReGen can assist local councils in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK with recycling and waste to energy targets. We do this through several means:
- ReGen’s MRF (materials recovery facility) installation is one of the most advanced in Europe, and this waste to energy facility is ideally located to serve the needs of customers and councils across the whole of the UK and Ireland.
- This facility operates 24 hours a day to ensure all targets are met
- Our dedicated vehicle fleet is continually being invested in and expanded to support our growing customer base and their ever-increasing recycling requirements
- We can tailor-make a recycling solution for each customer to ensure 100% satisfaction and delivery of objectives.
To read the full report on the waste recycling statistics visit the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs website, and for more information on how ReGen could help you transform your recycling and waste management processes, speak to one of our team today on +44 (0)28 3026 5432.