Glass and small electrical goods now accepted in our blue recycling bins.
Strabane District Council has announced that from today (the 3rd September 2012) residents are able to place the following additional items in their blue recycling bin:
- Mixed Glass – all colours and sizes of bottles and jars e.g. wine, beer, spirit bottles, sauce bottles and jars, jam, coffee jars, medicine, perfume aftershave bottles. Residents are reminded that all bottles and jars must be empty and rinsed out and the caps and lids can be left on. Broken bottles and jars can also be accepted.
- NO broken windows, microwave glass plates, TV screens, computer monitor screens, Pyrex, cookware, spectacles or lenses, crystal, cups, saucers, plates or ceramics.
- Clothes– please give charity shops and clothing banks first choice.
- Small Electrical Appliances (Maximum size – an average household toaster or kettle) e.g. toasters, kettles, hair dryers, irons, electric toothbrushes, shavers, radios.
- No Glass - the glass in electrical appliances is not accepted in blue bins – e.g. TV’s, computer monitors or microwaves.
Speaking following the announcement the Council Chairman, Councillor Thomas Kerrigan said: ““I am delighted that our ratepayers now can recycle glass and small electrical goods by putting them in their blue bins. This new waste management contract will make it easier for our ratepayers to recycle more. It also will increase the level of recycling in Strabane District and also create efficiencies in our waste management budget. This is excellent news in a challenging economic climate. The more we recycle, the more we reduce the burden on our rates.”
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