Encirc leads the way with recycled glass

LOCAL glass container manufacturer Encirc is leading the way with a revolutionary project proving that new bottles can be made from 100 percent recycled glass.  This  aspirational mission to create the world’s most sustainable glass bottle has been lauded an incredible success by the industry. The project is undertaken by Encirc and industry research and […]

Binmen kept busy coping with extra waste

FERMANAGH’S binmen have been lifting huge amounts of extra waste from local homes since the lockdown began. With recycling centres and dumps closed across the county for the majority of the lockdown, which began at the end of March, our frontline binmen were left with tonnes of extra work to do. A total of 673 […]

Householders left confused over blue bin refusal notice

LOCAL residents have been left scratching their heads after recycling bins were ‘blue labelled’ and left unemptied due to “incorrect materials” being found inside. In one incident a bin was labelled because a typical shop bought cardboard pizza box was found inside.  The box when bought contains a cellophane wrapped pizza.  In a separate incident […]

Enniskillen dump in line for £1.7m upgrade

THE ENNISKILLEN dump is set to get a state-of-the-art upgrade.  The Drummee Recycling Centre, just outside the county town, is to share a funding pot of £1.72 million, which the Council hopes will help it meet its 2020 recycling rate target of 50 percent.  Currently, a total of 48.7 percent of all local waste is […]

Residents’ anger over bin collection

THE Council have apologised to residents in Maguiresbridge after their recycling rubbish was thrown in with normal landfill waste last week, despite them spending a fortnight separating it.  The previous week the residents’ bins had not been lifted due to the poor weather conditions from Storm Emma. When the collections resumed last week some found […]

Fermanagh has best recycled product

WHEN it comes to diverting recyclable material that would otherwise go to landfill, householders in Fermanagh, arguably, have the best ‘product’ going.