Waste facility praised by environment minister

A Newtonabbey-based recycling and waste firm has been praised by Environment Minister Arlene Foster for the large role it is playing in tackling Northern Ireland's waste problem.

Bryson Recycling provides a roadside recycling service to a quarter of all households in the country, helping to reduce the amount of waste being buried in landfill every year.

The Newtonabbey Times reports Ms Foster as saying on a recent visit to the company’s Mallusk recycling plant: “Community and social enterprise groups such as Bryson will play an important role in the environmental future of Northern Ireland.

“Pilot programmes for recycling white goods and batteries have already made valuable contributions to the reduction of waste going into landfills.”

She added that waste education initiatives such as the Sort it Out programme, which aims to educate primary school children about the importance of proper waste management, would ensure that future generations remain committed to recycling.

Recently, Bryson Recycling announced that its weekly kerbside collection service will be available to all residents in the Ballymena Borough Council and surrounding area from April onwards.

Aluminium foil, cardboard, handtools, textiles, plastic bottles, glass bottles, cans and jars can all be placed in Bryson’s red Kerbie Boxes.

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