The newly formed Ards and North Down Borough Council is leading the way across Councils in Northern Ireland to reduce waste being sent to landfill. In particular, it has set itself ambitious targets to reduce food waste going to landfill by introducing a compulsory kerbside collection composting scheme that takes food waste and other compostibles and composts it safely and aerobically. In addition, the Council has a fabulous smartphone App that gives detailed advice to users on exactly what they can place in their dry recycling bin as well as other Waste and Recycling information.
In a very short period, the council is already achieving very significant reductions in waste to landfill. I’m interested to know how the Council has made their initiatives so successful. Perhaps we can learn and apply some of their strategies in Dunedin, New Zealand.
On this show recorded on the 15th of December 2016 I talked to Clive Catterson, Recycling and Waste Minimisation Officer, with the Ards and North Down Borough Council.
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For more information –
- Details on the compulsory food waste composting scheme run by Ards and North Down Borough Council – http://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling/food-waste
- Ards and North Down Borough Council’s fantastic app that helps you sort your waste – http://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/resident/bins-and-recycling/bin-ovation-app
This show was originally broadcast on the 29th December 2016 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM. Eco Living in Action is sponsored by Sustainable Dunedin City.