Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Bryson Recycling win Quality Award

Bryson Recycling and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are delighted to have received a Quality Recognition Award from the Resource Association for their Wheelie Box recycling service.   

This award is designed to celebrate recycling services that deliver high quality recyclables to reprocessors across the United Kingdom. Huhtamaki (Lurgan) nominated the two partners to endorse their recycling collection service in Northern Ireland that provides them with paper which they use to make a range of moulded fibre packaging such as egg boxes and cup holders.

The Mallusk based firm, part of the Bryson Charitable Group, Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, and council are now delivering their ground-breaking recycling collection service, involving Wheelie Box containers, to over 16,000 households in Antrim and Newtownabbey Council area, thanks to funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Jeff Kearon, Huhtamaki (Lurgan) said, “It is of the upmost importance to our business, for which reprocessing is a key element of the production process, to acquire high quality domestic recycled paper, which we consistently receive from Bryson Recycling and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council thanks for their innovative Wheelie Box system. We are delighted to have this opportunity through the Quality Recognition Awards to showcase their good work.”

Ray Georgeson, Resource Association, said “The recipients of these awards include local authorities, private sector companies and social enterprises which demonstrates how all parts of the supply chain can work collaboratively to deliver high quality recycling.  Our congratulations go to all those recognised and we ask you to keep up the good work.  To others we say, feel free to understand in more detail how well designed collection and sorting systems, combined with dedication and good communication between the generator of the resource, the intermediaries and the end-users can produce consistency and high quality.  Forget Mission Impossible, this is Mission Possible”.

Councillor Paul Hamill, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey said “We are delighted to win this award in conjunction with Bryson Recycling which recognises our commitment to providing high quality recycling services for the residents in our Borough which in turn supports our local recycling industry. We currently recycle 51% of our waste and look forward to increasing this figure further in the future.”

Eric Randall, Bryson Recycling added “We are delighted to see Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council recognised as they have been a real pioneer of this recycling model which they have committed to rolling out across 36,000 households. I would urge all councils across Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom to consider the merits of the Wheelie Box model and the positive impact it can have, not just on recycling rates but the whole recycling supply chain”.

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