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Roll out of Indoor Recycling Bags continues as 20k already delivered to local homes

04 November 2020
Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council's Waste and Recycling teams have been taking part in a mammoth roll out of Indoor Recycling Bags across the City and District.

The bags aim to make household recycling easier by offering a convenient place to store recyclable items within the home. 
 
Items can then be taken outside together and shaken into the blue bin using the handle at the bottom of the bag.
 
The project is funded by the DAERA Kerbside Transformation Programme Fund and 20,000 of the bags have already been delivered to local homes.
 
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Brian Tierney, encouraged families to integrate the bags into their daily routine.

"I'd like to thank Council's Waste and Recycling Services teams for their work on this important initiative to date," he said. 

"I believe it will encourage people to recycle as much as they possibly can within the home and will have a knock on effect on the recycling rates for our entire Council area.

"I have already started to use the bag in my own home where it has encouraged my sons and daughter to be more conscious of what waste they can recycle and has saved us the trouble of going back and forth to our outside blue bin."
   
For full information on Derry City and Strabane District Council's Waste and Recycling Services, including advice on what items can be disposed in each bin, visit derrystrabane.com/recycling.