Mid Ulster District Council is inviting registered charities and constituted community organisations in the area to sign up to the Reuse Scheme commencing at the newly reopened Drumcoo Recycling Centre in Dungannon.
The recycling centre, which received £500,000 investment from Mid Ulster District Council and an additional £250,000 funding from the Rethink Waste Capital Fund to complete the essential works, which included new recycling facilities and a new traffic flow system being created, is located on the Coalisland Road in the town.
The new reuse scheme came about as part of this redevelopment work and means that residents can drop off any unwanted bulky items including wardrobes, tables and chairs, sofas, armchairs, toys and tools which can then be picked up by charities or community organisations to refurbish and reuse.
Residents will also be able to donate unwanted, usable paint which is then made available free of charge to the public for use in the home and garden. Again, charities and community groups will also be able to access the paint for community projects.
Commenting on the reuse scheme, the Chair of the Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson, said, “I think the new reuse scheme which will operate from the Council’s fantastic recycling facility at Drumcoo is an excellent idea and offers residents and charitable organisations a remarkable service where both are benefitting. Any initiative which reduces the amount we send to landfill is an incredibly worthwhile one in my opinion.
“I hope the public get behind and fully embrace the scheme and utilise it to dispose of unwanted items that can then be used again to benefit the wider community.”
The Chair of the Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Clement Cuthbertson added, “Mid Ulster District Council is committed to reducing the environmental and financial costs associated with sending waste to landfill. We can extend the life span of items through reuse, repair and restoration, turning what would otherwise become waste into a valuable resource. I thank residents across the district for their ongoing efforts to separate their waste, for recycling and reusing as much as possible, and encourage them to make use of this reuse scheme.”
To join the scheme, or for more information contact, Environmental Services, on 03000 132 132, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 7 October 2016.