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Waste & Recycling Services

There is a need to conserve our planet’s valuable resources. In recent years we have been using natural resources up at an incredible rate; since  just 1950 we have consumed as much as all the generations before us, combined!

Part of the process of conservation is effective waste management, which promotes the three R’s  - ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’.

The European Union has set out ongoing recycling targets for all members to achieve. Down District Council must continue to improve recycling rates to avoid substantial fines. Currently our recycling rate is around 40%.

Down District Council operates a KERBSIDE collection service for domestic waste. Read more about this here. 

The Adventures of Betty the Bin Lorry 

  Usable Items
Blue Bin
   Love Food Hate Waste  Brown Bin

Stop Unwanted mail 

  Food Waste FAQ
    Home Composting


European Week For Waste Reduction


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