Tree-mendous recycling opportunities for residents

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is giving residents some festive recycling tips to make sure their Christmas clear-up doesn’t cost the earth!

If you have a real tree, you can recycle it by chopping it up and putting it into your brown bin, or by taking the full tree to one of the council’s five recycling centres.

You can also help reduce waste by recycling your glass bottles and jars (with lids and caps left on), or use rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones.

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Leona Donaghy, Environmental Awareness Officer for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, said: “Christmas is a time of year when household waste is relatively high.

“I would like to encourage residents to recycle as much as possible over the festive period.”

Leona added: “There are five fantastic recycling facilities across the Borough that our residents can avail of to help reduce waste.”

Items can be recycled at Craigmore Recycling Centre, Randalstown (028 9447 3813); Crumlin Recycling Centre, (028 9442 3640); Newpark Recycling Centre, Antrim (028 9442 8107); Bruslee Recycling Centre, Ballyclare (028 9034 0056/57); and O’Neill Road Recycling Centre, Newtownabbey (028 9335 2122).

For details on the Council’s recycling facilities please contact 028 9446 3113.

The customer services team will also be able to advise you on your kerbside blue bin service.

For further information on Kerbie boxes, contact Bryson House on 028 9084 8494.