NI kerbside trials look to maximise recycling rates
Councils in Northern Ireland are exploring new ways to drive up household recycling rates in a cost-effective manner through kerbside pilots.
Castlereagh District Council is launching a trial this month with Bryson Recycling to test out a new multi-box recycling container. The 3BoxStack not only provides householders with extra capacity for recycling, but is on wheels for ease of handling.
The container will mean that residents will be able to recycle 11 different material types including cartons and household plastic packaging. Bryson Recycling says this will help boost local recycling rates while ensuring that the quality of materials collected is maintained.
A second trial will commence in April using the same system with another Northern Ireland council. The containers are supplied by Straight and have been designed with customer feedback in mind.
Bryson Recycling's new development director for GB Andy Bond said: "We believe that kerbside sort recycling is the key component for effective collection systems.
"We have been delivering kerbside recycling services in Northern Ireland for over 10 years and have used the expertise developed during that time to help bring the new 3BoxStack container and next generation Kerb-Sort vehicles to the market."
Bryson Recycling's kerbside box service operates in six council areas in Northern Ireland, collecting recyclable materials from 170,000 households in Armagh, Belfast, Ballymena, Castlereagh, Carrickfergus, and Newtownabbey.