ANTRIM and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s Newpark Household Recycling Centre has been praised at the annual Plant and Civil Engineer Construction, Quarry and Recycling Awards.
Newpark and O’Neill Road Recycling Centres were both shortlisted for their service excellence and significant increase in recycling streams but it was Newpark that scooped the Household Waste Recycling Centre of the Year award, which was sponsored by Avenue Recycling.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Anne Marie Logue, was delighted to accept the award on behalf of Council: “With an average of around 600 user visits per day, Newpark Household Recycling Centre is significantly helping the council to meet its targets, recently recording a recycling rate of 87%. Indeed, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council leads the way in recycling and regularly has the highest recycling rate in Northern Ireland.”
Large scale communications campaigns, staff training and enhanced signage has all led to a significant increase in the amount of waste being recycled on site, helping the Borough achieve its overall recycling rate of 54.6%.
Organised by the publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer, 4SM (NI) Ltd, the event was attended by hundreds of guests and leading figures from the plant, construction, quarry and waste management sectors.
With 20 separate categories, the event is widely regarded as Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating across all sectors of the industry.