Successes in Compulsory Kerbside Composting – with Clive Catterson

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.

To listen to this programme about Compulsory Kerbside Composting please click on http://www.accessradio.org/Player.aspx?eid=19068dbb-12bc-4cf2-ab82-fd487b554ec2

To listen to other Eco Living in Action radio shows on the Otago Access Radio Website go to http://www.accessradio.org/ProgrammePage.aspx?PID=d6c5fa93-1644-4811-acef-71386373b70a

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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.

Clive Catterson, Waste Minimisation Officer, Ards and North Down Borough Council

Clive Catterson, Recycling and Waste Minimisation Officer, Ards and North Down Borough Council

The Waste Transfer Station in Bangor

The Waste Transfer Station in Bangor

 

Ards and North Down Borough Council have a stall at the Food Expo in Greyabbey, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Ards and North Down Borough Council have a stall at the Food Expo in Greyabbey, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Shirley Howard putting a used teabag into the food waste caddy supplied by Ards and North Down Borough Council to households

Resident Shirley Howard putting a used teabag into the food waste caddy supplied by Ards and North Down Borough Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry recyclable (execpt fr glass) put in blue bins, food waste including dog poo in brown bin, residual waste to land fill in the grey bin.

Dry recyclables (except for glass) are put in blue bins, food waste including dog poo in brown bin, residual waste to land fill in the grey bin.

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