Environment Minister endorses Recycling Rewards Campaign

Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Michelle McIlveen joined forces with Bryson Recycling, and local Charity the Children’s Heartbeat Trust to encourage homeowners to boost recycling levels and add value to the local economy all in aid of a good cause. The initiative comes during recycling week, which is is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of recycling and encouraging everyone to think about all those items that often get forgotten about when recycling at home.

The local companies have partnered with Bryson Recycling in pledging to donate £1 to Children’s Heartbeat Trust for every tonne of paper, glass and plastic collected through Bryson’s weekly kerbside recycling service. The money donated will support the Charity to continue to provide practical and emotional support to children who suffer from heart conditions.


Bryson Recycling carries out weekly collection services to more than 170,000 households in Northern Ireland across five council areas; Antrim & Newtownabbey, Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon, Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh and Mid & East Antrim.


Encouraging households to recycle while supporting a great cause, Minister McIlveen said:


“What we see today is that recycling is not only good for the environment and the economy, it can also help charities as well. I would encourage everyone to be mindful when throwing things away and always consider recycling.


“Statistics show that Northern Ireland households are recycling more and more each year, and that is excellent news, but I believe we can do even better. This Recycle Week why not take the opportunity to see what other items of household waste could be saved from the landfill site and instead recycled.”


Eric Randall, director at Bryson Recycling said “Recycling Week is the perfect opportunity to do good as well as support the local economy.  The materials we send to the campaign partners are reprocessed into quality products that are transported all over the world. All of this sustains employment levels locally and improves economic growth.”


Cherry Pipes (Dungannon), Encirc (Fermanagh) and Huhtamaki (Lurgan) all reprocess materials collected from Bryson Recycling and work with household brands such as McDonalds, Bushmills and Baileys to provide quality products worldwide, including pipes, glass bottles and egg packaging. 

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